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Thomas Odell & Rosa Lee (Tillett) Sutton Family Album
Photos kindly submitted by Janet Ford, granddaughter of Thomas & Rosa

Thomas O. Sutton, Rosa (Tillett) Sutton & Helon Roxie Sutton

Thomas Odell Sutton, son of Charles Thomas Sutton and Virginia Dare (Mann) Sutton, was born at Manns Harbor on Oct. 16, 1901.  He died in Norfolk, Va. on May 26, 1964 [see obit].  He married Rosa Lee Tillett in Manteo on Dec. 16, 1923.  Rosa Lee was born in Manns Harbor on Sept. 1, 1905 to William Carvasso Tillett and Eleanor Ann (Twiford) Tillett Rosa Lee died on March 2, 1969 [see obit].  Both are buried in the Mt. Carmel Methodist Church Cemetery in Manns Harbor. [see their tombstones here]

Thomas and Rosa had 4 children:
  1) Helon Roxie Sutton - (Nov. 24, 1924 - May 10,1986 see obit) married Earlie Lee Armstrong

Helon Roxie Sutton in 1952.  Cars appear to be lining up for the ferry.  Duvall's Grocery is in the background.  Photo below is Helon standing by a ferry schedule.

Earlie Lee Armstrong married Helon Roxie Sutton on Apr. 7, 1952.  He was born in Hyde Co., NC to Isaiah Armstrong & Janie L. Neal on Feb. 2, 1912 & died July 15, 1968.  Isaiah, Janie, Earlie & Helon are all buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Chesapeake, VA.

  2) Gloria Mae Sutton - (Dec. 31, 1931 - Nov. 14, 2009 see obit]) married Henry Nelson Armstrong

Gloria Mae Sutton

  3) Willard Ray Sutton - (Dec 31, 1931 - July 2, 2008 see obit) married Marcia Joanne Hooper

Willard Ray Sutton

   4) Rita Davis Sutton - (Sept. 15, 1938 - living) married Harry Carter Mann

Manns Harbor - circa 1954

Sutton's Service station located near where the ferry pulled into Manns Harbor.  Now converted into a house.

T.O. Sutton Freight made weekly trips to Elizabeth City and hauled freight back to Dare County.





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