Martin Luther Sutton

Published 1:00 am Saturday, August 20, 2011

Martin Luther Sutton, 87, a resident of Ernul, died Friday, August 19, 2011.

The funeral service will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel in Vanceboro. Burial will follow in Greenleaf Memorial Park.

Mr. Sutton was a native and lifelong resident of the Ernul community of Craven County. All his life he farmed and logged, and was a member of Unity Christian Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, Roger Lee and James Luther Sutton.

He is survived by his: wife of 65 years, Daisy Arthur Sutton; son, William Earl Sutton and wife, Sonja; daughter, Linda S. Jones and husband, Linwood, all of Ernul; grandchildren, Crystal S. Swindell and husband, Shane, Eric Jones, Jeremy Jones and wife, Leigh Ann, Page Sutton, William Earl Sutton, Jr. and wife, Nicole, and Roger Sutton, Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Tyler, Zoey, Dakota, Jaylin, Dawson, Caleb, and Carter.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 5 p.m. to7 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Community Health Care and Hospice, 1423 South Glenburnie Rd, Ste A, New Bern, NC 28562.

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