Roberta Hedrick Sutphin, age 84 of Pulaski, died Wednesday morning February 4, 2009 in Montgomery Regional Hospital. She was born May 13, 1924 in Roanoke, and was the daughter of the late Samuel Clinton Hedrick, Sr. and Ella Akers Hedrick. She was a member of the Fairlawn Grace Brethren Church, was a former manager of Charles Department Store in Pulaski, was a personnel manager of the W.T. Grants in Pulaski, and also retired from the Sports Ware Mart in Pulaski. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Ewing Sutphin, and a brother Samuel Clinton Hedrick, Jr. She is survived by two sons Everett Lee “Bucky” Sutphin and his wife Catherine of Rocky Mt., Va., and Bobby Lynn Sutphin of Pulaski; two daughters Donna Sutphin Forester and her husband Larry of Roanoke, and Carol Sutphin Smith and her husband Stephen of Blacksburg; two sisters Dorothy “Dottie” Waller of Baltimore, Maryland, and Betty Lou Makris of Piney Flats, Tenn. She is also survived by nine grandchildren Nenia Sutphin Hodges and husband David, Judy Sutphin Nunley and her husband Todd, Jody Sutphin Neel, Gregory Matthew Sutphin, all of Roanoke, Teresa Sutphin Shell and her husband Eric of Bedford, Adrienne Sutphin Parks, her husband Jamie of Lexington, Ky., and Adam Sutphin of Pulaski; Brittany and Chelsea Smith of Blacksburg; four great-grandchildren Courtney and Stephanie Hodges of Roanoke, Cody and Clay Shell of Bedford and numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Fairlawn Grace Brethren Church, 6893 Mills Avenue in Fairlawn with Pastor Lester Kennedy officiating. Entombment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens.
The family requests that donations be made to the Fairlawn Grace Brethren Church building fund, 6893 Mills Avenue, Radford, Va. 24141. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons, Pulaski.