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OBIT: Mrs. Mary McCormick, Age 69, Of Defeated Creek

Mrs. Mary McCormick

Mrs. Mary McCormick of the Defeated Creek Community died at 3:21 p.m. Monday afternoon March 26, 2018 at the age of 69 after becoming gravely ill at her Defeated Creek Highway home.

Thursday afternoon March 29th funeral services were conducted from the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Bro. Jackie Dillehay officiated at the 1 p.m. services and burial followed in the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens.

The youngest of five children, she was born Mary Evelyn Sutton in the Difficult Community and was the daughter of the late Carmon Watson “Buck” Sutton who died at the age of 80 on July 18, 1990 and Georgia Vatella Donoho Sutton who died at the age 86 on August 11, 1996.

Three brothers preceded her in death, Paul Donoho Sutton who died January 5, 1998 at the age of 55, Ernest Corum Sutton who died May 9, 1998 at the age of 66 and Harry Neal Sutton who died April 29, 2012 at the age of 66.

On August 21, 1963 she was united in marriage to Defeated Creek Community native Robert Anderson McCormick. The ceremony was performed in the Difficult Community at the home of then Justice of the Peace, the late Bethel Brooks.

Mrs. Sutton was employed at the L & W Company in Lebanon before retiring in 2011.

She was saved as a young girl at the Defeated Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband of almost fifty five years are their four children, Richard McCormick and fiancée Carol Basinait of Carthage, Ronnie McCormick and wife Amanda Nesbitt McCormick of the Kempville Community, Meredith Hudson and husband Russ of Lafayette, Randal McCormick of the Defeated Creek Community; sister, Shelba Sutton Holliman and husband Billy of the Defeated Creek Community; thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials to the Defeated Creek Fire Department.