Josephine Sutton

Josephine Sutton of Cleveland passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at her residence. She was 83.

Josephine was born April 15, 1934, in Cleveland, to the late Fletcher and Dorothy Abernathy Magness. She worked 21 years at Ames Textile, and retired from Warren Featherbone. Mrs. Sutton was of the Holiness Faith, and was a strong child of God.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Sutton; sons, Wayne Sutton and Terry Sutton; brothers, Donald Magness, Robert Magness, Carlous Magness, Harold Magness, Jerry Magness and Ricky Magness; sisters, Martha Owens and Ruthlene Savage; son-in-law, Don Robinson; brothers-in-law, the Rev. Jr. Savage and Ralph Grizzle; and sister-in-law, Bonnie Tripp.

She loved life to the fullest and loved everybody. She will be missed deeply.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, David and Gail Sutton of Gainesville; daughter, Elain Sutton of Cleveland; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol Sutton and Jeff Irvin of Cleveland, and Debbie and Paul Davis of Cleveland; daughters-in-law, Mildred Sutton of Dahlonega, Marsha Sutton of Danielsville, and Linda Sutton of Cleveland; brother and sister-in-law, Gravice and Carol Magness of South Carolina; special grandson and wife, Nathan and Kellie Shewbert and their son, Bryson; grandchildren, Jason Sutton, Joseph and Jessica Sutton, Jake and Tabby Robinson, Amber and Thomas Donaldson, Katie Davis, Matthew Davis, and Sonney and Michael Lewallen; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Ann Magness of Alto, Carol Magness of Cleveland, Glinda Magness of Lula, and Margaret Magness Marchbank of Dahlonega; brother-in-law, Doug Ownes of Alto; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Harold and Sherry Sutton of Cleveland, J.L. and Hazel Sutton of Clevleland, Ervin and Charlotte Sutton of Cleveland, Bertice Grizzle of Cleveland, and Barbara Blackwell of Cleveland.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Gary Heffner and the Rev. Chris Anderson officiated. Interment followed at Gateway Memory Park.

Onlinecondolences can be made to the family at

Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland was in charge of arrangements.

White County News - Cleveland, Georgia
October 12, 2017

White County News

Mailing Address:
13 E. Jarrard St.
Cleveland, Ga 30528

Phone: 706-865-4718
Fax: 706-865-3048