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Friday August 30th, 2019
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Saturday August 31st, 2019
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JoAnne Sutton

JoAnne Henson Sutton, Gammie, 85, of Cullowhee, went home to be with the Lord, Monday August 26, 2019. A native and lifelong resident of Cullowhee, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas and Vivian Ashe Henson.  JoAnne was an educator, who taught in the Jackson County School System for 37 1/2 years. She was always delighted to see her former students, many of which were involved with her rehabilitation and care later on, and she never forgot a students name. She was an avid vegetable and flower gardner, and was always willing to share her bounty.  Joanne was her happiest when she was outside in her garden or taking care and cooking for her family. She had a great love for her family and friends and her loyal dog Kita. In additon to her parents she was also preceded in death by her sister Agnes M. Caudle of Albuquerque, NM. 

Left to Cherish her memory; 

2 Daughters- Krissie Red of Hendersonville, NC  and Jill Cook (Ricky) of Cullowhee

3 Grandchildren- LeeAnne, Coleman and Casey Cook all of Cullowhee

Great Grandson- Lane Mathis of Cullowhee

3 Nephews and numerous other cherished relatives and friends also survive. 

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Saturday August 31, 2019 at Cullowhee Baptist Church with the Revs. Jeffrey and Tonya Vickery officiating. The family will be receiving friends Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Appalachian Funeral Services. Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Gardens.  

Floral tributes are welcome but in lieu of flowers the family wishes donations to be made to the Cullowhee Baptist Church Cemetery or Building Fund, PO Box 37, Cullowhee, NC 28723. 

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Krissie and Jill---we were so sorry to hear about JoAnne. We were out of town and were unable to attend her funeral. We have always considered JoAnne a dear friend and we will miss her. And I know you are going to miss her terribly. But what a good mother you have been blessed to have for so many years. She was special. May God be with you during these difficult days ahead. We love you.

Marie and Jim Searcy Sep 4 2019 12:00 AM

Tina Fisher Aug 30 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of JoAnne Sutton

Tina Fisher Aug 30 2019 12:00 AM

JoAnne has been one of my favorite cousins, even I only spent time with about four times during my life. Her mother, Vivian, was my father's older sisters, and when I told him about my last visit with JoAnne and other cousins, how we laughed about her sense of humor, and he said that she must have been like her mother that way. I know she loved her children, grandchildren, garden, chickens and roosters (which I heard very early in the morning. Even though the Ashe cousins may not have seen each other from NC to WA state, we always felt a close bond. "A cousin is a cousin". I'm glad that I have had her in my life, and I know how much her family will miss her, and also her good friends. My father was James Thomas Ashe, and our grandparents were Felix Monroe Ashe, and Mary Candace Morrison Ashe.

Nancy June Ashe Peterson Aug 30 2019 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace

Pete and Judy Wynne Aug 29 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of JoAnne Sutton

Pete and Judy Wynne Aug 29 2019 12:00 AM

Nancy S Franks Aug 28 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of JoAnne Sutton

Nancy S Franks Aug 28 2019 12:00 AM


Delaine Deitz Aug 27 2019 12:00 AM

I am saddened and sorry to learn about JoAnne's passing. She was a special person and always so much fun! I know she will be sorely missed by all who knew her. She touched many lives through her teaching and will always be remembered. She taught my boys who loved her. My thoughts, prayers and love to all.

Betty N Crawford Aug 27 2019 12:00 AM

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