Robert “Bobby Joe” Sutton

Published 3:20 pm Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at 3 p.m. at Greens Creek Baptist Church in Carson for Mr. Robert “Bobby Joe” Sutton, 78, of New Hebron, who died Oct. 25, 2017, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Burial followed in Greens Creek Cemetery.  Reverend Bob Burge officiated. Pallbearers were Joe Sutton, Toby Foshe, Fred McMurry, Colton McMurry, Allen Forsman and Joseph Forsman.  Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss was in charge of all arrangements.

Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at Greens Creek Baptist Church from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Mr. Sutton was born March 24, 1939, in New Hebron.  He was the son of Chester Sutton and Alice Crosby Sutton. He attended Mississippi College. He had been in the United States Army.  He was a member of the American Legion, Carson Masonic Lodge and a honeybee keeper.  He was a brick mason in commercial construction. He was a member of Greens Creek Baptist Church.

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Mr. Sutton is survived by his wife of 53 years, Doris Sutton of New Hebron; two daughters, Kimberly Sutton (Fred) McMurry of Hattiesburg and Robyn Sutton (Allen) Forsman of Carriere; five grandchildren, Colton McMurry, Elise McMurry, Frances McMurry, Joseph Forsman and Molly Forsman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Paul Sutton and one sister, Joyce Harned. Online condolences and a guest registry are available at