Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 26, 2013

Bartie Sutphin Lemons

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — BLUEFIELD — Bartie Sutphin Lemons, 78, of Brierwood Lane, Bluefield, W.Va., passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield, W.Va.

Bartie was born on May 19, 1935 in Virginia to the late, Richard Columbus Sutphin and Goldie Dalton Sutphin. She has been a resident of Bluefield, W.Va. for the past 58 years and was a member of Edgemont Baptist Church in Bluefield, W.Va. Bartie was employed for the past 30 years at Blaydes Optical working for both Dr. Blaydes, Sr. and Dr. Blaydes, Jr.  

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include, her husband of 58 years, Russell D. Lemons of the home; one brother, Marvin Richard Sutphin of Christiansburg, Va.; three nieces and five nephews.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell, W.Va. with the Rev. Hugh Cole officiating the service. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton, W.Va. Where friends and family will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Edgemont Baptist Church 2507 Jefferson Drive Bluefield, WV. 24701

The family will receive friends on Friday morning, November 29, 2013 one hour prior to the service.

Online condolences will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701 is serving the family.