Mr. Hurley Albert Morgan III, beloved son of Mrs. Gail Young Morgan and the late Hurley Albert Morgan Jr., was born in Iredell County, N.C., on April 14, 1976. He departed this life on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at his home in Charlotte, N.C.

He was a graduate of North Iredell High School, Class of 1994, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned his B.A. in 1998 in Exercise and Sports Science. He furthered his education at Strayer University, where he received an MBA and MPA. Most of his professional career has been spent in the Human Services Field. Hurley worked in the Human Services Field in some capacity or another for over twenty years. He was employed by Pinnacle Family Services LLC as a Family Centered Specialist Supervisor.

At an early age, he joined St. John Baptist Church in Statesville and when he made his home in Charlotte, he attended Mt. Olive Presbyterian Church. He was a gifted writer, and penned several books under the pen name, Author Hurley Morgan, when writing Christian Fiction and Nonfiction writing. Hurley also wrote under pen name, H. M. Trey, when writing Contemporary Fiction, Romance, and Urban Fiction. Hurley has been writing with Peace in the Storm Publishing since 2004. He released seven full-length novels. He also works as a senior managing editor and contributing writer with Real Life Real Faith Men of Faith Magazine, which is a digital magazine released bi-monthly. From inspiration, to entertainment, to sports, to politics, to business, to mental health, and everything in between, the Men of Faith Magazine strives to educate, uplift, motivate, inspire and be a magazine that is written by men for men.

“Sug,” as he was affectionately called, leaves to cherish the memory of his life his mother, Gail Young Morgan of Statesville; his fiancé, Jessica Allison of Charlotte; his daughter, Kaleigha Roach of Rocky Mount, N.C.; his sister, Stephanie Morgan of Statesville; his aunts, Gwendolyn Morgan and Barbara (Nate) Jackson, both of Statesville, Carolyn Morgan and Theresa (Ed) Rose, both of Dallas, Texas; one uncle, Thomas Morgan of Irving, Texas; one niece, Brittany Morgan of Statesville; three nephews, Steffen Morgan Sr. of Statesville, R.J. Conner of Mooresville and Morgan Conner of West Virginia; and a host of great nieces, great nephews, cousins, other relatives, co-workers and friends.

Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the family.

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