Myrtle Alderman Sutphin, 85, went to be with the Lord on March 24, 2019. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Oscar Heath and Amanda Hodge Alderman, her husband, Thomas Grayson Sutphin, a son, Edsel “Eddie” Thomas Sutphin, brothers William, Robert, Brown, and Junior Alderman. She is survived by her sons: Timothy Dale Sutphin and his wife Cathy, and Ricky Steven Sutphin. She is also survived by daughter-in-law, Sandra Sutphin, and five grandchildren: Laura Oliver (Luke), Tanner Sutphin, Alison Jones (Alec), Caroline Sutphin, and Heath Sutphin. Surviving brothers are Everett Alderman, Charles Alderman (Trula), and George Alderman (Christine). Surviving sisters are Anna Belle Riggins (Gib), India Lou Beasley (Clinton), Ruby Quesenberry, Barbara Hagy (Bruce), and Carol Allison (David). Surviving in-laws are Carol Alderman, Til Alderman, Alice French, Evelyn Alderman, Rosa Lee and Gene Andrews, Wilma Jones, Irene Farmer, and Christine and Pete McCoy. She had a large, loving extended family.
Myrtle worked many years and retired from Kroger Foods. Myrtle was a faithful servant of the Lord and was a member of the Riverview Church of God. She grew up in a family with 13 children, who were all close and are still today. It is a family built on a legacy of love left by Grandma Alderman. Myrtle loved her church family, but her daily life was all about her boys and their families. The greatest joy of her life was taking care of her grandchildren. She was a wonderful sister, mom, and Granny, and she said recently that she couldn’t think of any reason why she would not be going to heaven. Her last words were, “I’ll meet you again.” The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 27 from 6:00 – 8:00 at the Riverview Church of God. The service will be held at the same location on Thursday at 2:00 with burial following the service at the Alderman Family Cemetery. Online condolences can be made to the family at WWW.highlandfuneralservice.com . The Reese Funeral Home in Austinville VA is serving the Sutphin family.