Modene Sutherland

VARDAMAN – Modene Murphree Sutherland, 99, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. She was born Nov. 18, 1913, in Calhoun County. She was a homemaker, a member of New Liberty Baptist Church, and a member of Vardaman Home Demonstration Club, where she had a 75 year pin.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at New Liberty Baptist Church in Vardaman with the Rev. Jeff Harmon and the Rev. Paul Childress officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Sandra (Tom) Brock of Hattiesburg; two sons, Raymond (Peggy) Sutherland of Vardaman and Ernest (Lynn) Sutherland of Memphis; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Sutherland; one son, James Willie Sutherland; parents, Willie Mart Murphree and Martha Viola Alexander Murphree; one sister, Ernie Harris; and one brother, E.A. “Oss” Murphree.

Pallbearers will be Brett Sutherland, Bart Sutherland, Kevin Sutherland, Joey Boyd, Tim Boyd, Rusty Clayton, and Jim Rutherford.

Honorary pallbearers will be Josh Sutherland, Derrick Court, Chris Wark, Dr. Randy Ross, and Dr. Charles Hernadez.

A complete obituary will be published in the Wednesday, March 13, Chickasaw Journal.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday and from noon until 1 p.m. Monday at the church.

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