Class of 1959

We, the Class of 1959, celebrated our 50th class reunion on April 24 and 25, 2009. This blog is about sharing memories of our class reunions and a long ago life at our Alma Mater's, S.F.X.A. and S.A.H.S. Good memories of days gone by but not forgotten! A gift to my classmates. ~Marian Love Phillips ~

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Classmate's Brother Dies

Harry St. Clair Sutton, 78, of Newport, NC, passed away at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

A memorial service was held at 12:00 noon today, August 15, 2015, at Munden Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom Supplee officiating.  A private interment will be held at a later date at Gethsemane Memorial Park.

Harry was raised in Vicksburg, Mississippi and attended Mississippi State University, and he then joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed at Cherry Point where he met Bonnie, his beloved wife of 54 years.

He served in the U. S. Marine Corps for almost 10 years and was an honorably discharged Staff Sargent. Following his military service, he lived in Jacksonville, FL, where he worked for IBM before owning and operating his own business, and also worked as a part-time paramedic and firemen.  He retired from civil service at NADEP at Cherry Point in 2002.

He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, who's favorite past time was hunting and relaxing at his cabin in the Virginia Mountains.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Garner Sutton of Newport, two daughters, Patricia Sutton Chisenhall, and Melissa Leigh Sutton both of Newport; two granddaughters, Samantha Nicole Chisenhall, and Peyton Alexis Stephens both of Newport, and brother, Gordon C. Sutton, Jr. (Class of 1959) of Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Lynne Sutton, and parents, Gordon C. and Patricia Christine Pettway Sutton.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the RAAB Clinic, 302 Medical Park Ct., Morehead City, NC 28557.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Keep The Prayers Coming For Marie!

Classmates - I received this message from our classmate, Marie Braun Yowan, today.  

"Just came home from the hospital yesterday evening (August 13th) after three stent failures. The doctors kept repairing the stents that are already in place and changing my meds trying to find the one that is going to work for me. Since July 27th, I have been rushed back to the hospital three times and they repaired three stents again.  Hope now I can get back on my feet. The prayers seem to be helping as I have come home each time." 

Please continued to keep her in your prayers and hopefully the doctors have the right stents in this time.  

We all are wishing you a speedy recovery Marie and please keep us posted on your progress.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Prayers For Classmate ~ Marie Braun Yowan

I was informed this morning that our classmate, Marie Braun Yowan, had another heart attack on August 6th. Her first heart attack was on July 27th and had her first stent put in but failed and was taken back to the hospital by ambulance.  On her second visit to the hospital she had to have three more stents put in.  She is home now but feeling very discouraged and hopes nothing else goes wrong.  Please keep her in your prayers.  She will keep us informed as well.

Note:  If any of our classmates are in need of prayers, please contact me by email at and I will be happy to post on our blog. 
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