Pauline Blalock Sudderth, age 88, of East Mountain View Drive, Johnson City, a native of Avery County, passed away Tuesday afternoon, December 31, 2013, at Broadmore Senior Living in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Mrs. Sudderth was born September 1, 1925 in Avery County, a daughter of the late Paul and Rhona Gragg Blalock. She was a retired postmaster for the Montezuma Post Office and a member of Aaron Baptist Church.

Mrs. Sudderth is survived by two daughters, Sara Buchanan and husband Dante, and Jeanie Williamson and husband Rich Molnar, all of Newland; four granddaughters, Betsy Austin, Rachel Buchanan, Suzanne Cabera, and Scarlett Woody; one grandson, Chris Smith, one sister, Margaret Sudderth of Montezuma, and three brothers, Jerry Blalock of Myrtle Beach, Bruce Blalock of Rome, Georgia, and Lewie Blalock of Linville. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Sudderth, and one brother, Charles Blalock.

Funeral services for Pauline Blalock Sudderth will be conducted Thursday afternoon, January 2, 2014, at 2:00 o'clock, at Aaron Baptist Church in Montezuma. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Dr. Jamie Johnson. Burial will follow in the Montezuma Cemetery.

The family will receive friends, at the church fellowship hall, following the funeral service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the Montezuma Cemetery Fund, PO Box 267, Montezuma, North Carolina, 28653.

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