GOLDTHWAITE — Graveside services for John Henry “Shorty” Sutherland, 86, of Goldthwaite, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, at North Brown Cemetery in Mills County with John Seth officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

He died Sunday, June 17, 2007, at his home.

He was born March 7, 1921, in Medina to Joe and Eunice Frame Sutherland. On Dec. 26, 1976, he was married to Norma Jean Elliott in Goldthwaite.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Sutherland of Goldthwaite; children, Betty Brumfield, Pauline Sutherland, Gary Sutherland, Leon Sutherland and Kay Sherwood, all of Goldthwaite, Evelyn Strube of Eastland, Verna Bearden of Comanche and Roy Sutherland of Garner; three step-children, Larry Elliott of Round Rock, Diane Hearn of San Antonio and Cheryl and Henry Lewis of Goldthwaite; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, three sisters and a brother.