James Melvin Sutton

October 6, 1942June 15, 2018

James Melvin Sutton October 6, 1942 – June 15, 2018

James Melvin “Rock” Sutton, 75, of Elm City, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018. A memorial services will be conducted 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, 2704 Nash St. N, Wilson, NC.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, immediately following the service, at the funeral home.

Jim served in the United States Army and was especially proud of his military service. He enjoyed hunting, body-building, watching football on television on Sundays, and dancing, especially the Shag. Jim was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving are his wife, Dene Bottoms Sutton; two brothers, Harry Wilson Sutton (Logan) and Richard Wayne Sutton (Linda), all of Wilson; two sisters, Diane Sutton of Lake Norman, NC and Peggy Sutton of California; a number of loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mark Woodard and Jewel Powell Sutton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Wilson County Humane Society, 4001 Airport Dr. NW, Wilson, NC 27893.

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent to


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