Rufus J. Sutton

Dec 18, 2012

Mountain Man

WAYNESVILLE — Rufus Jonathan Sutton, 82, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.

Son of the late Ted and Hester Finger Sutton, he was also preceded in death by sons, Phillip and Rufus Sutton Jr.; three brothers; and one sister.  He loved digging ginseng, hunting, and playing bluegrass music with Raymond Fairchild.

He is survived by sons, Wade Sutton (Lisa) and Jimmy Sutton; daughters, Melinda Guffy, Judith Ann and Carla Sutton; brother, Luther Sutton (Marie); sisters, Nettie Hooper and Myrtle Noland (Mac); nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Michael Hughes.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday at Rich Cemetery and receiving of friends  will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior at Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.