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Pheny Margaret Messer Sutton (1936 - 2012)

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Pheny Margaret Messer Sutton


Newland - Pheny Margaret Messer Sutton age 75, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday June 23, 2012 at the Heritage of Sugar Mountain in Newland, NC. Born on October 1, 1936 in Haywood County, to the late Loyd and Pearl Conard Messer, she was the oldest of eight siblings.

She lived most of her life in Haywood County, and retired from Dayco in 1997 after working there for 28 years. She found great pleasure in working in her yard and gardening, but her greatest joy was her time spent with her church family at Fellowship Baptist Church. She was an avid supporter of the Fellowship Christian Academy affiliated with the church in Waynesville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Mattie Messer Green. She is survived by two sisters Pauline Messer of Waynesville, Lucille Williams of Greenwood, SC; brothers Loyd Messer Jr. of Canton, Roy Messer of Parrottsville, TN, Ben Robert Messer of Greeneville, TN, and James Ray Messer of Newport, TN. There are numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces, and many other children in her church family that she loved and cared for.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday June 27, 2012 at 3PM in the Chapel of Garrett Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 1-3PM prior to the service. Entombment will follow at Garrett Hillcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum.

The family would like to express deep gratitude and heartfelt thanks to the nurses and staff at The Heritage of Sugar Mountain and Medi-Home Hospice of Avery County, for all of their tender loving care and concern they afforded Margaret during her time with them.

Garrett Funerals and Cremations is honored to be caring for the family.


Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on June 25, 2012