Gerald Sutton

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Gerald W. Sutton passed away on June 24, 2013, at Crittenden Hospital, in West Memphis, Ark.
Gerald was born on November 7, 1920, in Commerce, to Lester and Paralee Sutton. He served his country in the U.S. Army in the Middle East and Europe during World War II. After the war, he was Vice President of the 334th Engineers Group of men who served together during the war. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1949 with a degree in mechanical engineering.
Gerald was a member of the First Methodist Church of West Memphis, Ark., and of Meadowbrook Country Club.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Sarah; sister, Rumelle McCurley, and nephew, Ed McCurley, of Athens; niece, Gwynne Simmons, and her husband, Ted, of Capistrano Beach, Calif.; great-nephews, Aaron Simmons, of Capistrano Beach, and Shawn Simmons, and his wife, Shannon, of San Clemente, Calif.; sister-in-law, Miriam Allen, of Warner Robbins; nephews, Michael Allen, and his wife, Kay, of Gainesville, and Keith, and his wife, Edie, of Warner Robbins; great-nieces, Bethany, Hilary, and Brittany; and great-nephew, Zachary.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, at Evergreen Memorial Park, in Athens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Gerald's memory to the First Methodist Church, 215 Missouri St., West Memphis, AR 72301, and to the John Mack Smith Sunday School Class.
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Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Memphis, Ark., is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on June 25, 2013
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