Will Sudduth (2/27/1925-2/23/2005)

Will Sudduth I went to my Uncle Will’s funeral Saturday in Hickory, N.C.
(William Sudduth, 2/25/1995 – 2/23/2005, a native of Coila, Miss., who lived nearly all his adult life on Snow Creek Road in Hickory in a house I spent many hours in as a child.)
The service included his sons, and grandsons and a couple nephews playing a few country/bluegrass songs, including the “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” Guitars, electric bass, drums, fiddle, mandolin .. it was a nice tribute.
Eddie and Earl Sudduth, Stanley Edwards and lots of others have played music at family gatherings like Christmas and reunions for almost as long as I can remember … and Will certainly enjoyed that.
There was a wonderful story about a woman who noticed the wreath at the house and stopped and left a card. She said Will waved at her and her pre-school age daughter from his front porch nearly every morning and the daughter had called him “Paw Paw.” Even though they had never met and she didn’t know his name, Will had touched their lives.
While a sad reason to get together, I saw some cousins and their children and their grandchildren that I hadn’t seen in quit a while. That was good.


  1. Thanks for the posting of my dad, it was very thoughtful of you! I’ve enjoyed surfing all the sites on your webpage this morning.

  2. I hope the date of 2-25-1995 in the posting isn’t suppose to represent his birthday which is 2-27-1925.

  3. thank you Jack, that was a very nice article, and we should get together more often, not only during the sad times. I can remember when we were all young and all of us got together at christmas, those are special memories we will never forget. thanks again and hope to see you soon..Earl Sudduth

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