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Originally published: 2012-12-28 08:40:48
Last modified: 2012-12-28 08:40:48

James Edward Sudderth

James Edward Sudderth, 89, of Johnson City, Tenn., formerly of Avery County, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Broadmore Assisted Living in Johnson City.

Sudderth was born Feb. 10, 1923, in Avery County, a son of the late James Steele Sudderth and Essie Reece Sudderth. He was a retired contractor and served in the United States Army during World War II.

Sudderth is survived by his wife, Pauline Blalock Sudderth of the home; two daughters, Sara Buchanan and husband, Dante, and Jeanie Williamson and husband, Rich Molnar, all of Newland; four granddaughters, Betsy Austin, Rachel Buchanan, Suzanne Cabrera, and Scarlett Woody; and one grandson, Chris Smith. He is also survived by nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Verner Miller, Helen Sutphin, and Wilda Sanders.

Funeral services for James Edward Sudderth will be conducted 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Aaron Baptist Church. The body will lie in state at the church from 2 to 3 p.m. Preacher Mike Garland to officiate. Military graveside rites will follow, provided by American Legion Post 130, at Aaron Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends following the funeral service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the Montezuma Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 267, Montezuma, NC 28653.

Online condolences may be sent to the Sudderth family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service, in Boone, is in charge of the arrangements.

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