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"Stella" Marie Sutton Hilderbrand, (86) Marietta, Georgia and Cobb County resident for 67 years passed away on February 6, 2013 after a short illness. Marie was born in Englewood, TN on June 29, 1926, to the late Jim and Laura Sutton. She is a descendant of John Sutton, Jr. and wife Elizabeth, early pioneer settlers in the Big Creek Community of Monroe County TN, and John and Mary Ditmore who settled in eastern McMinn County Tennessee from Charleston, South Carolina around 1830. Marie was self employed in Marietta as a beautician for over 40 years and then employed by Pace and Sam's Club in Marietta until her retirement at the age of 83. She enjoyed working with the public and was known as "Stella" at Sam's Club by customers and management for 17 years. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Marietta, GA. Marie was a loving mother, grandmother "Mimi" and friend to many and is survived by her son, Ken Hilderbrand and wife Patti of Marietta, GA, granddaughter Katie Hammett and husband Jason and great grandson Hudson Hammett; granddaughter Kelli Moore and husband Jonathan Moore of Marietta, GA. Also surviving are brothers and sister in laws, Joe and Barbara Sutton of Marietta, Georgia, James and Betty Sutton of Waco, TX, sister and brother in law Shirley and F.C. Williams of Athens, TN, sister Mary Culberson of Etowah, TN, and over 19 nieces and nephews. She was fondly known as "Grandmother" by extended family members Grace Anne, Maggie, Luci, Graham, and Charlie Hodges, the children of Steve and Tricia Hodges, Powder Springs, GA. She was predeceased in death by brother and sister in laws Paul and Mary Sutton of New Ellenton, South Carolina, brother Darrell Sutton of Athens, TN, sister and brother in law Ann and Bud Emerson of Chattanooga, TN, and brother in law Hubert Culberson of Etowah, TN, Terry Troutt of Chattanooga, TN and Bill Sutton of New Ellenton, S.C.In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at www.choa.org or 1687 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA 30329 (please note in memory of Marie Hilderbrand).A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2013 at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Chapel in Marietta, GA with Rev. Dean Hunter officiating. Interment and family graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, February 9th at the Sutton family plot in Sunrise Cemetery, Englewood, TN with Dr. Jimmy McCarter of Athens, TN officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta.

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