January 17, 1924 ~ November 7, 2002

Born in: Jackson County, NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Hester Deitz Suttle, 78, of Asheville, died Thursday, November 7, 2002, at a local nursing home. A native of Jackson County, she was a daughter of the late Ransom and Mamie Buchanan Deitz. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Oliver C. Suttle, Jr. She was a bookkeeper for Merchant Construction Company (Price-Ray Construction) for 41 years. Following her retirement she served as financial secretary at Calvary Baptist Church, where she was a member and was a member of the Naomi Sunday School Class. Mrs. Suttle is survived by a daughter, Annetta S. Hensley and her husband William of Candler; two sisters, Phyllis Watson of Asheville and Brittie Buchanan of Sylva; a brother, Wiener Deitz of Asheville and two grandchildren, Nicholas Hensley and Jacquelyn Hensley, both of Candler. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. Dr. Buddy Corbin and Donald N. Welborn officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Sunday at the funeral home and request that memorials be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 531 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. We’re here for you and you’re in our prayers. Hester was such a delight. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do. We love you all!

  2. Annetta, we are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Your mom and dad were such vibrant Christians and we have many good memories of them and of you when we were at Calvary. We have moved to Linville now but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  3. I am also a member of Calvary Baptist Church and am always interested in finding out what’s happening there and was very sorry to read about the death of Mrs. Suttle. We’ll miss her.

  4. Annetta,
    So many of my happy childhood memories are from time spent in your home. Both your parents were very generous and caring as well as fine Christian examples. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


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