Garrett Funeral Home

460 North Main St., Waynesville, NC


Carrie Lee (Messer) Sutton

August 3, 1925September 5, 2020

Waynesville-Carrie Messer Sutton passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at the age of 95. She was born in 1925, the oldest of 10 children to the late Glenn and Bonnie Almond Messer. Carrie worked hard all her life at being a housewife and farming. When she was a young girl, she worked several years at the Cataloochee Ranch, when it first started in the 1940’s.

In addition to her parents, Carrie was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, J. B. Sutton, who died in 1997; brothers, Hugh, Lewis, Bill, Everett, Charlie, and Elmer Messer; and sister, Edith Wood. Carrie is survived by her son Dennis Sutton (Mary); brother Robert Messer; sister, Glennie Sutton; granddaughters, Cathy Sutton (Chris) of Waynesville, Ann Costner, and Melissa Goddard of Newport, TN; great-grandchildren Mason Sutton, Ethan Lewis, Andrew and Sol Sutton, Shannon Costner, and Maci Goddard.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 9, at the Messer Cemetery in Hemphill.

The family would like to offer a word of thanks to EMS, Johnathan Creek Fire Department and Haywood Regional Medical Center for their assistance with Carrie.


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020


Carrie Lee (Messer) Sutton

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Michelle McCord

September 9, 2020

Sutton,Sol, Cathy, Dennis & Family. Thinking of you. Sorry to hear about your loss. if there's anything you need please feel free to ask.I Love you Sutton💕
Love ya Sis,

Ernestine Mathis

September 9, 2020

Mother, Clursa Messer, said to tell y’all that she loved Carrie so much. Like J. A. said, another old friend gone. Love and prayers. 🙏 💟

J. A. Messer

September 9, 2020

Dennis, just wanted you to know I am truly sorry about your mother and that you are in my thoughts. Mother is sad, she lost another old friend. Jay Messer

Virginia Rathbone

September 9, 2020

Carrie was a sweet and gentle soul.She always had a.smile when Mal and I would run into her and Dennis.She will be missed.Now she can rock with JB in their heavenly rockers in the sky.

Loretta Mooneyham

September 8, 2020

Carrie will be miss by many who New her I enjoy going to visit her when I was younger when I visit my aunt up on Hemphill


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