Dr. Cecile DeHart Ayers Sutphin

March 25, 1921 - March 06, 2011

Dr. Cecile DeHart Ayers Sutphin of Dawsonville, GA, was born on March 25, 1921, and went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 6, 2011. She was the loving wife of the late Tellie (Ted) G. Sutphin whom she married on September 2, 1938. Cecile is survived by her son, Jonathan David Sutphin of Dawsonville, GA, as well as her granddaughters Kathy Crews (Jim), Robin McDonald (Benny) and Dawn Kenney (Mike) and great-grandchildren; Katlyn Crews, Jamie Crews and Wesley McDonald. She is preceded in death by her mother, Phedetta DeHart and her brother, Esley Ayers. She was a teacher, department head and assistant vice-principal for South Dade High School in Florida for 30 years. She earned her Doctorate in Education. Upon retirement, she received a key to the city of Homestead, Florida. She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, traveling, and collecting antique glassware. Her family will receive friends and loved ones from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 10th, at Gardner Funeral Home in Floyd, Virginia. A church service to celebrate her life will be led by Dr. Jim Crews at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 11th at Slate Mountain Presbyterian Church with a graveside service to follow in Slate Mountain Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Embracing Hospice, 8013 Majors Road, Cumming, GA 30041. Condolences to the family may be made at Arrangements are being handled by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd.

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shirley sutphin turner

floyd va
March 08, 2011

We were so sad to hear of the passing of Aunt Cecil. Our prayers and thoughts are with her family. Just wanted to let her family we were thing about everyone. Sorry we can't make it to the funeral. Fondly, Eldridge & Shirley Turner

Jeff Blakley

Homestead, FL
March 20, 2011

I graduated from South Dade High School in 1967 - I remember Mrs. Sutphin. Imagine my surprise when I read the obituary - I bought property in Floyd County in 2008 and never expected to see "South Dade High School" or "Homestead" in the Floyd paper!