Sutton, Russell

Written by David Green.

Russell H. Sutton, 87, of North Street., Morenci, Mich., died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, at Toledo Hospital.

He was born April 3, 1919, in Morenci to LeRoy and Lutie (Bell) Sutton.  He married Betty Markley on Nov. 4, 1941, in Adrian, Mich., and she survives.

Russell was a life-long farmer in the Morenci area and attended the Morenci First Congregational Church.  He graduated from Morenci High School in 1937 and attended Michigan State College. 

Surviving Russell besides his wife, Betty, of Morenci, is one daughter, Carol (and Peter) Zyk of Huntersville, N.C.; two sons, Jon (and Barbara) Sutton of Traverse City, Mich., and Thomas A. (and Kim) Sutton of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; three grandchildren, Sgt. Ben (and Tammy) Sutton, Sarah Sutton and Russell Thomas Sutton; two step grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lorna Brockway; and five brothers, Wayne, Paul, Donald, Karl and Stanley Sutton.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at Morenci First Congregational Church with Rev. Jack Cahill officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. 

Visitation is planned from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to Morenci First Congregational Church.

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