William Hobbs Sutton

WILLIAM HOBBS SUTTON William Hobbs Sutton, age 88, of Wilmington, NC passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014 after a brief illness. He was born June 23, 1925 in Wilmington, North Carolina the son of the late Ivey James Sutton and Annie Mae Hobbs Sutton. Mr. Sutton served his country honorably in WWII in the US Coast Guard. He married Jean Anne Lambeth March 10th 1951 and they have recently celebrated 63 years of marriage. Mr. Sutton graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in Commerce. He was owner and President of Sutton Council Furniture Company in Wilmington for numerous years and had received numerous accolades for his business and civic activities such as The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Surviving are his loving wife, Jean Anne Sutton; son, William Hobbs Sutton, Jr and wife Donna Ferris Sutton of the home; daughter, Sterling Sutton Topping and husband Jack W. Topping of Hampton, VA; five grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1416 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Memorials can be made to the Wilmington Rotary Club, PO Box 1194 Wilmington, NC 28402. Please share memories and condolences with the family at www.wilmingtoncares.com Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 South 41st Street, NC 28403. 910.791.9099

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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from May 6 to May 7, 2014