Joan Bair Sutton



Mrs. Joan Bair Sutton, age 84 of Wallace, NC, died on March 30, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in York, PA, on July 16, 1932 to Mable Robertson Bair and Charles Dwight Bair. After graduating from Baltimore Junior College, she worked as a medical records librarian at John Hopkins University. While in Baltimore, she met and then married Dr. William (Bill) Wayne Sutton. The couple moved to Wallace in 1961 and lived there for the rest of their lives.

Mrs. Sutton was an avid bridge player who was more avid still about her fellow bridge club members. She treasured her friends above all else.

She is survived by her daughters, Susan Elizabeth Sutton and her spouse Susan Sachs of Durham, NC and JoAnna Sutton Worsley and her husband Walter Cecil, III of Wilmington, NC and her grandchildren, Walter Cecil Worsley, IV of San Francisco, CA, Susanna Elizabeth Worsley of New York, NY and Rebecca Lynn Worsley of Charleston, SC. She is also survived by beloved in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 5-7 pm at the home of Mrs. Sutton at 161 Friendly Drive, Wallace. Services will be on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 1 pm at Padgett Funeral Home in Wallace, followed by a graveside service at Rockfish Memorial Cemetery in Wallace.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401, USO, PO Box 96860, Washington DC 20077-7677, Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517 or Pet Friends of Duplin County, PO Box 152, Wallace, NC 28466.

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