East Lawn Funeral Home & East Lawn Memorial Park

4997 Memorial Blvd, Kingsport, TN


Betty Ruth Sutton

April 25, 1929July 18, 2019

Betty Ruth Kidd Sutton, 90, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 18, 2019. She was born on April 25, 1929 in Sullivan County, TN to the late David and Bessie Austin Kidd.

She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and homemaker. Betty had kindness for all and malice towards no one.

In addition to her parents, Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William “Tinker” S. Sutton; daughter, Karen Ann Sutton; son, David Lee Sutton; and sister, Joretta Faye Kidd Flaherty.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Mark Edward Sutton; sister Joanne Kidd Daugherty; brothers, Ronald Leslie Kidd and David Anthony Kidd; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Betty will be laid to rest on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm at East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of Prayer with Dr. Ted Hagen officiating.


  • Mark Edward Sutton, Son
  • Joanne Kidd Daugherty, Sister
  • Ronald Leslie Kidd and David Anthony Kidd, Brothers
  • several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Family
  • many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins, Family
  • David and Bessie Austin Kidd, Parents- Deceased
  • Dr. William "Tinker" S. Sutton, Husband- Deceased
  • Karen Ann Sutton, Daughter- Deceased
  • David Lee Sutton, Son- Deceased
  • Joretta Faye Kidd Flaherty, Sister- Deceased


  • Graveside Service Sunday, July 21, 2019


Betty Ruth Sutton

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Olivia Bank

July 19, 2019

I always remember Aunt Betty as a sweet and gentle spirit. She was so kind ❤️

Sandra Bank

July 19, 2019

🌹I have always loved Aunt Betty & her family and ours felt like one family to me. I appreciated her sweet, quiet behavior and gentle spirit as well as her sweet shy smile.

🌹I thoroughly enjoyed the years that she and I spent eating lunch together almost 3-5days a week. She worked for a Company that was in the building right behind the building I was working in. We were only a few steps from each other. She was a very pleasant lunch companion.

🌹My children don’t remember a time when she wasn’t in their lives, like a second grandmother; as she lived one house away from my mother.

🌹Aunt Betty loved holding babies ...so she was always ready to hold one of my 5 daughters.

🌹One last memory, Aunt Betty always reminded me of a rose. I don’t know why exactly but with all the losses (thorns, that pricked her heart) she suffered throughout her life...

I never once heard her feel sorry for herself or complaining and I know she felt her losses 🌹

♥️I have always prayed she have a joyful reunion with her loved ones who preceded her...