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Katherine Jones Sudderth, 95, of Murphy died Monday, October 29, 2012 in a Murphy medical center. She was a native and lifetime resident of Cherokee County. She had worked at Murphy Elementary School for 14 years, retiring in 1984. Katherine was a member of the Cherokee County Retired Personnel. She was also a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Murphy where she was superintendent of Sunday School, secretary of the Senior Missionary Circle, and vice-president of Women’s Auxiliary of Waynesville District Association.


She was the daughter of the late John and Janie Powell Jones and the wife of the late Frank Sudderth Jr., who died October 19, 1984. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Burgess and an infant sister; and five brothers, Willard Jones, John Ed Jones, Roy Jones, Fred Jones, and Bobby Jones.


Surviving are a sister, Helen Jones of Andrews; several nieces and nephews; and a lifetime friend, Bessie Carter.


Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Friday, November 2 in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy with the Revs. John Paul Webb, Anthony F. Sweat, Bryan Sutton, and Louis Grant officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Michael, Jeff, and Chris Jones, Billie Bo Sutton, and Kevin and Scott Allen. Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Jones, John Snow III, Ervin Brown, and Ernest Sutton.


The family received friends from 6-8 Thursday evening at the Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy.


The family requests memorials be made in memory of Katherine Jones Sudderth to the Mount Zion Baptist Church, Andrews, c/o Johnny Allen, 489   Conaheeta Ave., Andrews, NC 28901.


Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.

#3 Carol Reid 2012-11-02 17:48
Dear Family, I treasure my memories of Katherine working at Murphy Elementary School. She always shared a warm smile with everyone with whom she worked. As I visited at the Care Center Katherine continued to share her warm and kind spirit. Our love and sympathy to all the family.
Ed and Carol Reid
#2 Audrey Casey 2012-11-01 23:03
Mrs. Katherine was a very special woman, she will always have a special place in my heart. I loved her dearly and have fond memories of the times I spent with her. Western North Carolina and the Waynesville Missionary Baptist Association has lost a great woman of faith. Family you have my deepest sympathy.
#1 Guest 2012-10-31 08:03
Mrs. Sudderth was a lovely lady and a wonderful person.
She will truly be missed. Our deepest sympathy to the family.
Lorraine and Richard Kilpatrick
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