Katherine Sutton Neal, 97, was born in Rhea County, on Oct. 1, 1919, the eighth child of Samuel and Betty Kyle Sutton. She died at the age of 97 at NHC in McMinnville on Dec. 26 after a brief illness. She was married nearly 50 years to Clyde Neal of Chattanooga.
Mrs. Neal was preceded in death by both her husband and her son, Barney Sutton Neal. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Ann Neal Roberts of McMinnville and her husband, Paul Roberts, and one daughter-in-law, Debbie Neal, of Portland, Ore. Additionally, she is survived by five grandchildren: Meredith (Aaron) Hobbs and Justin (Lindsey) Neal, of Portland; Rachel (Tim) Kohler, Doug (Brittney) Roberts, and Anne-Claire Roberts, all of Nashville; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Neal was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and a long-time member of the Red Bank, White Oak, and Bonner Churches of Christ. She will be fondly remembered by a multitude of friends as well as her dearly-loved family.
Graveside Service will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Hixson on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 12:30 p.m. (ET) with Paul Roberts and Dr. Bill Greer to officiate. There will be no service or visitation at High’s. Online condolences may be made at www.highfuneralhome.com
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.