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12/30/1937 — 12/21/2023
From Richland, WA | Born in Dequeen, ARWatch Graveside Service
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3700 West 27th Ave. Kennewick, WA
Dozier Ann Sutton went to be at home with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 21, 2023 at Richland Rehab Center in Richland, WA. Dozier was born on December 30, 1937, in Dequeen Arkansas where she grew up and graduated from Dequeen High School. She enjoyed music, playing alto saxophone and was a majorette in the high school band. The school band traveled to Hot Springs Arkansas and competed in competitions which she won medals for playing the saxophone. Dozier was the middle child with older brother Jimmie Smith and younger sister Noralene Smith. Dozier’s father Dode died at a young age and later in life Dozier’s mother, Margie, married Melvin Frachiseur who took the kids in as his own. In 1954 Dozier fell in love with Hal H. Sutton Jr. ‘Buddy’ her loving husband of 61 years. Together they moved to Missouri and then Alaska, and in 1959 they moved to Tri-Cities Washington with their son Hal H. Sutton III and later welcomed daughter Alexcia Chae Sutton. Dozier especially enjoyed holiday gatherings; it was always about good southern cooking with her mother, sister and stepfather by her side cooking and enjoying each other’s company. Dozier was very active as a born-again Christian and loved studying the bible with the Women’s Bible Study Fellowship group which she belonged to for 40 years and was also a Bible Study leader for 12 years. She enjoyed singing in the choir and making the flower arrangements for Sunday services at First Baptist Church of Kennewick. She was an active member of South Hill’s Church and she loved her Sunday school class. She was a full-time housewife taking care of her family who she was very proud of. Dozier is survived by her son; Hal H. Sutton III, (Twila); daughter Chae Sutton; grandson, Dustin Sutton; granddaughters, Kelty Foster, Winter Sutton, and Ashland Currie; great-grandsons; Maurice Wright, Sutton Foster and great-granddaughter Parker Wright. She was preceded in death by her mother Margie Katheryn, her father Dozier (Dode) White Smith and stepfather Melvin Doyle Frachiseur, her brother Jimmie Floyd Smith, nephew Dwight Smith. There will be a viewing at Einan’s Funeral Home at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday January 3rd, followed by a memorial service at South Hill’s Church at 3700 W. 27th Ave. Kennewick at 11:00 a.m. Her final resting place will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland WA.
To Dozier’s family
Dozier was a dear friend for many years. She will be missed and thought of often. I am certain she was welcomed into the arms of Jesus with the greeting, “Well done good and faithful servant.”