Clyde L. Sutton

Published 3:26 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Clyde L. Sutton, 88, formerly of Woodland Circle, Hertford, died Monday afternoon, Nov. 7, 2011, in Chowan Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility.

Born in Chowan County, he was the son of the late George Lawrence and Elna Spruill Sutton. He was the retired owner/operator of Sutton & Meads Septic Tank Co. and later worked as sextant at Hertford Baptist Church where he was a member. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Belhaven having recently received his 60 year pin.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Cox Sutton; two daughters and their husbands, Julia S. Rogers and Wade of Plymouth; and Pamela S. Stallings and Jimmy of Edenton; a son and his wife, C. Stephen “Steve” Sutton and Ellen of Elizabeth City; nine grandchildren, Beth R. Franck and David, Wayland Rogers and Becca, Jennifer S. Mays and Matt, Amy S. Roberson and Eric, Dana S. Cooke and Tim, Stephanie S. Sawyer and Jody, Josh Sutton and Danielle, Leslie Harris and Randall Harris; 13 great-grandchildren, Kassie and Katelyn Franck, Hannah and Grace Rogers, Hailey and Ethan Roberson, Brianna and Bailey Sawyer, Troy and Kaitlyn Sutton, Ashlyn and Kayla Cooke and Harper Mays. He was predeceased by a sister, Elnora Sawyer and brothers, Leroy Sutton, George Sutton and Willie Martin Sutton.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Swindell Funeral and Cremation Services.

Funeral services will be held  at 11 a.m. Thursday in Hertford Baptist Church with the Rev. Gregory Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Wood Cemetery.

Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be sent to Hertford Baptist Church, P.O. Box 34, Hertford, NC 27944.

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Swindell Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Sutton family.