She was born Feb. 8, 1926, in Dunklin County, Mo., to the late John A. Lawson and Eula Mae "Hulen" Lawson. She was married Jan. 15, 1945, to the late Owen Sutton and the couple had three children, Keith Sutton and wife Sue of Pekin, Ill., Terry Sutton and wife Sandi of Baltimore, and Sharon Pendergrast and husband Dale of Piggott.
She was of the Baptist faith and was employed in the medical field all her working years serving as both a nurse's aid and physical therapist in doctors' offices. She was also active in the Relay For Life and served on the bereavement committee at her church.
Juanita is survived by her three children; six grandchildren, Terri Smalley and boyfriend Eldon Atwell, Andrea Redell and husband George, Stephanie Sutton, twins
Brian and Jeff Sutton, Jeff's fiancee Tetania, and Shane Sutton; great-grandchildren, Jospeh Owen Moore, Evelyn Redell and Alex Redell; sisters, Edith Cook of Memphis, Mary Pinkston of Wappapello; step-sisters, Hester Mungle and Betty Carter of Stockton, Calif., along with a host of other loving relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Arnold, and step-brother, Calvin Carter.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 2, at the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Piggott with Bro. Charles Carrens officiating. Burial was in Memorial Gardens at Kennett. Pallbearers were Tommy Hardcastle, Bill Veal, Bob Shanklin, Harold Millikin, Dub Cook, Travis Boyd and Harold Gill.
Irby Funeral Home of Piggott was charged with the arrangements, and those wishing to post on-line condolences may do so at irbyfuneralhome.com