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LCpl Steven Sutton, U.S.M.C., 24

LCpl Steven Sutton, U.S.M.C., 24 of Jacksonville, N.C., formerly of Leesburg, died Saturday May 26, 2012 in the line of duty in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

His funeral service will be Wednesday, June 6, 2012 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Leesburg with interment in Crown Hill Cemetery with full Military Honors.  The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 5, 2012 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors.

Born in Tifton, LCpl Sutton grew up in Lee County and graduated from Lee County in 2007 where he played varsity football.  He was a HERO to his wife, daughter and family and was known as a “Gentle Giant” and a great friend.  He loved life, hunting and fishing.

LCpl Sutton joined the U. S. Marine Corps in 2009 and was attached to the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment of the 2nd Marine Division.

Survivors include his wife Toni Senn Sutton, Leesburg; daughter Aubrey Smith, Leesburg; Gene Sutton and wife Bonnie, Leesburg; mother Sue Etheridge, Sylvester; brother, Jack Sutton, Carson City, Nv., Ches Balentine, Sylvester; sister, Nicki Tyre, Tallahassee, Fla.; grandparents, Bobbi Ford, Leesburg, Nell Rugg, Isabella, father and mother in law, Donny and Celia Senn, Leesburg; brother in law, Wadon Senn, Leesburg.

Those desiring please make donations to the Steven Sutton Memorial Account, c/o Heritage Bank of the South, P O Box 50728, Albany, Ga. 31703.

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.


Kimberly (Kim) Layfield, 38

Kimberly (Kim) Layfield, 38, of Seattle, Wash., formerly of Albany, died May 30, 2012.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home.  Dr. Jeffery Spicer will officiate.  Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery

A native of Albany, Kim grew up on Nelms Road and graduated from Riverview Academy in 1992.  She lived in Vermont before moving to Seattle ten years ago.  Kim was a dental assistant and was formerly employed with Roosevelt Dental Center.  She was an organ donor, a member of the First Southern Methodist Church of Albany and the 35th Street Acting Group.

Survivors include her parents, Carol and Roy Layfield, a brother, Michael Layfield, her maternal grandmother, Freda Cochran and her paternal grandmother, Myrtle Layfield all of Putney, Ga., two aunts and two uncles, Sheilah Holland and her husband, Joey of Baconton, Ga., Anita Mathis of Albany, and Earl Layfield of Putney, Ga.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 p.m. until 8p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home.

Those desiring may make contributions to The Albany Humane Society, 1705 Oakridge  Drive, Albany, Ga. 31707.

An online guestbook is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.


Tillie Marvette Hunt, 88,

Tillie Marvette Hunt, 88, of Albany died May, 31 2012 at Palmyra Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, June 4, 2012, at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Byron Miller will officiate.  Interment at Floral Memory Gardens with Military Honors

A native of Henry County, Ala., Mr. Hunt had resided in Albany since 1960 moving from Donalsonville, Ga. He was a retired Foreman with Georgia Pacific Paper Company, a WWII Army Veteran, and a member of VFW Post 2785 and was a member of Albany Christian Church. Mr. Hunt was preceded in death by his parents, Tillie Jay Hunt and Ethel Mae Mimms Hunt, a son, Thomas Marvette Hunt.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Hunt of Albany; two daughters, Beverly (Robert) Fowler and Sheila Hunt all of Albany; three sons, John (Marlene) Hunt of Oklahoma City, Okla., Ricky (Sherrie) Hunt and Donald Hunt all Of Leesburg, Ga.; three sisters, Dorothy Campbell of Columbus, Ga., Faye Olive of Anderson, S.C. and Sybil Burke of Donalsonville, Ga.; thirteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the residence of, Beverly and Robert Fowler, 324 Mud Creek Road, Albany, Ga. 31721.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.




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