Clifford McClain “Mack” Sutton

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Clifford McClain “Mack” Sutton, age 89, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 2, 2017.  Mr. Sutton was born February 4, 1928 in Jackson County, NC. He was the son of the late Walter and Lila (Turpin) Sutton.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 3 sisters; Mary Audrey Sutton Buchanan, Alma Jean Sutton Pullium, and Rebecca Lucille Sutton Lambert as well as 2 brothers; Beauford Hayes Sutton and Perry Daniel Sutton.   

He is survived by his wife; Frankie (O’Diear) Sutton, 1 brother; Walter Huey (Jewel) Sutton, 2 stepdaughters; Diane Bowers Snyder and Darlene Bowers (Scott) Crisp and 1 stepson; Samuel Kenneth (Tiffany) Bowers.  Also surviving are 6 step-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, a loving church family as well as his genealogy crew. 

Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, June 4th at Appalachian Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Tony Cochran and Preacher Lowell York officiating.  The family received friends one hour prior to the service. Burial followed in Nations Creek Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Scott Sutton, Mike Buchanan, Eddie Pullium, David Sutton, Curtis Lambert, and Stan Sutton. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: 

Harmony Baptist Church

100 Pavilion Dr.

Bryson City, NC 28713


Swain County Genealogy Society

PO Box 267

Bryson City, NC 28713


Appalachian Funeral Services is serving the family.

 An online registry is available at:

Smoky Mountain Times

Mailing Address:
PO Box 730
1 River Street
Bryson City, NC 28713 
Phone: 828-488-2189
Fax: 828-488-0315