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Morris E. Tarleton
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Submitted by: Wanda Purcell



Morris E. Tarleton, 63, of Hillside Road, Massachusetts, retired manager of the Boston reginery for Amstar Corporation and an expert in the sugar industry, died February 10, 1984 in Hunt Memorial Hospital, Danvers, Massachusetts after a lengthy illness.
He was the husband of Jan Finch Tarleton for 39 years.
Born in Wager, Alabama, he was the son of the late Fisher and Nettie Cammack Tarleton.
He was a graduate of Georgia Tech University, Class of 1943, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering.
Mr. Tarleton was a lifelong employee of Amstar Corporation, formerly known as American Sugar Company where he was the first instrument engineer for the sugar industry. He was the innovator and designer of the automation and instumentation of the sugar refining process.
He began his career in 1945 at the Chalmette refinery in New Orleans, Louisiana and subsquently worked at the Baltimore refinery and also at the central New York office headquarters. His career culiminated in assisting in the design of the Boston refinery, which he later managed. He retired in October of 1962.
He was a member of the first president of the Merrimac Valley Antique Bottle Club and a member of the both the Wenham Historical Society and the Lamda Chi Alpha Fraternity.
He served as a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Morris E. Jr. of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; William W. of Denham Springs, Louisiana; and Jeffrey L. of Franklin; three sisters, Mrs. Roy {Ruth} Tucker of Jackson, Alabama; Mrs. Joe {Maggie} Weston of Mobile, Alabama; and Mrs. Giles {Kat} Chapman of Atmore, Alabama; and three grandchildren.
The funeral was held February 13, 1984 with burial in Allen Cemetery, Clark County, Alabama.


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