Tifton Gazette


December 26, 2013

Versacola Sutton

NASHVILLE — Versacola Sutton, 99, of Nashville died Wednesday Dec. 25, 2013 at the SGMC/ Berrien Campus. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at Open Door Baptist Church Monday with the Rev. Gary James, the Rev. Jody Futch, the Rev. Mickey Lindsey and the Rev. Jackie Connell officiating. Interment will follow at Oakey Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday.

She was born Aug. 3, 1914 in Berrien County to the late Neal Edward Griner and the late Mattie Camellia Drawdy.  She was a homemaker and a member of Open Door Baptist Church and the widow of George Tilden Sutton. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Joyce Sutton; as well as two sons-in-law, Billy Powell and J.A. Williams; one great-great-grandson, Banner Vickers; two sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by three daughters, Mary Powell of Adel, Sue Williams of Adel, Dell (Donald) Allen of Nashville; one sister, Ruby Johnson of West Berrien; seven grandchildren, Pat James, Paige Martins, Steve Powell, Angie Cornelius, Jerry Sutton Jr., Melissa Sassenger and Gretta Tennison; 13 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-granddaughter.

Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville is in charge of arrangements.

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