James Sutton

Sunday, February 8, 2009

James Sutton

THEBES, Ill. -- James Leroy "Jim" Sutton, 60, of Thebes died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born March 13, 1948, in Thebes to Virgil and Nota Wooley Sutton. He and Linda Kay Cruse were married Aug. 11, 1967. She survives.

Sutton was a member of the First Baptist Church in Thebes.

Jim returned to Thebes 21 years ago. While there, he served as town marshal for 10 years and as mayor for one term. He worked at Wiethop Truck Sales in Cape Girardeau as a mechanic. His family would like to thank his friends at Wiethop, his doctors and caregivers for their loving support.

Survivors include his wife of Thebes; three daughters, Laura (Rick) Ramsey of Sikeston, Mo., Lana (Luke) Held of Moffit, N.D.; Julie Sutton Hale of Thebes; a son, James Aaron Sutton (Rachel) of Crystal City, Mo.; a sister, Kathy Darby of Cape Girardeau; three brothers, John (Judy) of Thebes, Virgil E. (Cathy) of Salt Lake City, Randy (Star) of St. Louis; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a niece; nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services Monday at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.

Funeral services will be held at noon Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Ramsey officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Thebes.

Memorials may be made to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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