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Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo)

3715 Highway 25, Montevallo, AL

OBITUARY

Linda Simmons Dutton

December 23, 1955September 6, 2020
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Linda Simmons Dutton, age 64, of Montevallo, Alabama passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020.

Linda was born on December 23, 1955, in Clanton, Alabama. She was a graduate of Jemison High school. Linda was a military "brat" and had the great benefit of traveling across the country. She loved her time in Germany and loved to share the stories of her time there.

Linda met the love of her life, Danny at the local roller skating rink. Linda worked as a hairdresser, she taught art at a studio in Montevallo, and most importantly she was a mother to her 2 children.

She loved to vacation in the mountains, create oil paintings, sketches, and all forms of art, dancing, laughing, and just enjoying time with her family. She especially loved family game nights, where she, Danny, the children, and grandchildren would sit around the table, playing cards, board games, and anything that would bring them a little closer together as a family.

Linda loved the Lord and enjoyed sharing her faith with family friends and others. Linda was a member of Providence Baptist Church but attended many others throughout her life. We know she has received a brand new glorious body and is dancing with Jesus in Heaven.

Linda is survived by her loving husband of 46 years Danny Ray Dutton; children, John Paul Dutton (Kristy) and Gina Dutton Reese (Matthew); mother, Sarah "Muss" Phariss; siblings, Carol, Dianne, Geri, Casey, Jeff, Debbie, and Sherry; grandchildren, Caleb Dutton (Katelyn), Reese Dutton, Emma Reese, Rachael Reese, Micah Reese, Nicole Waldrop, and Alaina Waldrop; great-grandchildren, Cohen Dutton and Greyson Dutton; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and her church family.

Services will be held on September 10, 2020, at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo) at 11:00 AM. To view the service remotely via livestream, click the link below under services or go to www.facebook.com/RockcoFuneralHome.

The Committal service will occur at Shelby Memory Garden in Calera, Alabama on September 10, 2020. John Paul Dutton to officiate.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.rockcofuneralmontevallo.com for the Dutton family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

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  • Committal Service

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

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Carol Bahakel

September 10, 2020

A fun day! Having our picture made all in pink.

Carol Bahakel

September 10, 2020

Linda,
Where do I begin?
Feminine, sensitive, kind, generous, a good listener.
And boy! What a cut up. Wherever you were there was going to be fun.
Some of my fondest memories were in Clanton at grandmother’s and granddaddy’s. We sisters and cousins loved putting on shows to entertain the grown ups. And! Entertain we did! We used whatever we could find to dress the part. Granddaddy’s shoes, hat, maybe a drawn mustache. (You always stole the show.)
Oh! and as adults you continued to keep us entertained with shared videos of you lip syncing and dancing to Tina Turner and your imitation of Rosanna Danna.
Every year on Dec. 23rd our birth dates ...We would see who could call the other first. I will miss that. But... I did win most of the time. The past couple of years you brought much happiness to mom, Dianne and me as you taught us how to make jelly...and the anticipation of waiting on the lids to pop.
And sweet memories of us sitting with our mother as she made the wreath for your first great grandchild.
Not only did we have fun, we shared spiritual thoughts, as well as cute stories and long talks about our grandchildren.
Mother, Dianne and I will miss you physically but you fill the pages in our memories.
We look forward to a future time when we will be together again.
We love you.

Tammy & Joe Kirsch

September 10, 2020

My sweet precious friend Linda. I never thought that I would be writing this. I loved you as though you were my sister. We shared joy and pain, we shared laughter and tears but most of all we shared deep abiding friendship.
Thank God that we have hope beyond this veil of tears. I will meet you again my dear friend on "The Far Side Banks of Jordan".
In the meantime Joe & I promise to do our best to love on your family for you.
Rest in Peace.

Sherry Whitehead

September 10, 2020

This was our first cruise and one of our Sister Trips. We also had Gina and Kelly along for the fun. It was a 5 day cruise which happened to be "Rick and Bubba" Cruise. We made use of every single minute, often not getting into bed until the early morning and then getting up in time for a late breakfast. Linda had us laughing most of the time. We went snorkeling for thev1st time and kept getting stung by tiny Jelly Fish, but that didn't stop the laughter. The picture below was taken in Cozumel at Carlos and Charlies. We had a blast and certainly didn't want the fun to end.

Sherry Whitehead

September 10, 2020

This was from one of our Sister Trips. We were celebrating Sherry's graduation from the University of Montevallo. We had so much fun reminiscing about growing up being "Army Brats". We had so many adventures together. We had such a good time that we extended our week by four more days. We didnt want the fun to end.

Sherry Whitehead

September 8, 2020

One of my favorite memories is when we spent New Years Eve in Gatlinburg. It was a time for family fun. This is a picture of Linda with her mother, Virginia(Grandy) and her 2 sisters, Debbie and Sherry.

Sherry Whitehead

September 8, 2020

This is a memory during a family reunion. In the photo is Linda and her two sisters, Debbie and Sherry and our beautiful mother, Virginia(Grandy) .

Sherry Whitehead

September 7, 2020

This memory was of the three of us sisters when we lived in Germany. Uncle Buddy was visiting and wanted a picture of the three of us to take back home. I had just had a bike wreck so I was holding bandages on my knees. You and I were inseparable during those days. I love you and miss you already ❤
Sherry

Sherry Whitehead

September 7, 2020

We don't have very many family photos because our Daddy was in the Army and we traveled so much. This memory is the last family photo we had together. We love you Linda.
Your sisters, Debbie and Sherry

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Biography

Linda Simmons Dutton, age 64, of Montevallo, Alabama passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020.

Linda was born on December 23, 1955, in Clanton, Alabama. She was a graduate of Jemison High school. Linda was a military "brat" and had the great benefit of traveling across the country. She loved her time in Germany and loved to share the stories of her time there.

Linda met the love of her life, Danny at the local roller skating rink. Linda worked as a hairdresser, she taught art at a studio in Montevallo, and most importantly she was a mother to her 2 children.

She loved to vacation in the mountains, create oil paintings, sketches, and all forms of art, dancing, laughing, and just enjoying time with her family. She especially loved family game nights, where she, Danny, the children, and grandchildren would sit around the table, playing cards, board games, and anything that would bring them a little closer together as a family.

Linda loved the Lord and enjoyed sharing her faith with family friends and others. Linda was a member of Providence Baptist Church but attended many others throughout her life. We know she has received a brand new glorious body and is dancing with Jesus in Heaven.

Linda is survived by her loving husband of 46 years Danny Ray Dutton; children, John Paul Dutton (Kristy) and Gina Dutton Reese (Matthew); mother, Sarah "Muss" Phariss; siblings, Carol, Dianne, Geri, Casey, Jeff, Debbie, and Sherry; grandchildren, Caleb Dutton (Katelyn), Reese Dutton, Emma Reese, Rachael Reese, Micah Reese, Nicole Waldrop, and Alaina Waldrop; great-grandchildren, Cohen Dutton and Greyson Dutton; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and her church family.

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