Stella Sue Sutton, age 89, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucious Sutton and Oma Sutton. She was the oldest living of the Joe and Violet Sutton generation, who were two of the founders of Ochre Hill Church and oldest of Columbus and Artie Bryson generation.
She attended Sylva High School, Haywood Community College and Tri-County College. Sue worked several years as a Realtor before retiring.
Surviving are five children, Donny Howell and Charles Howell of Waynesville, Pamela Childers and Sherry Argo of Candler, Lisa Lynn (Derek) of Asheville; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; two stepgrandsons; one stepgreat-grandson; one stepgreat-granddaughter; one stepgreat-great granddaughter; one niece, Sandra Burns (Bob) of Sylva.
Sue was a member of Good News Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held today (Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022) at 2 p.m. at Appalachian Funeral Services, Sylva, N.C., with Rev. Steve Smith officiating.
Burial will follow in the Stella Sue Sutton Family Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1-2 p.m.