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      Lance Corporal Sutton's funeral plans announced


      Earlier this afternoon, fallen Marine Lance Corporal Steven Sutton arrived at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport.

      Sutton was transported to the Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Home on Dawson Road where his viewing service is being held.

      The public is invited to attend the viewing from 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow evening. Sutton's private funeral for close friends and family will be held at the First Baptist Church in Leesburg on Wednesday at 2 p.m.



      The funeral arrangements for Marine Lance Corporal Steven Sutton have been announced.On Monday, the body of Lance Corporal Steve Sutton is set to arrive in Albany at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport. From there, he will be transported to the Kimbrell-Stern funeral home on Dawson Road. The family is requesting that no public citizens visit at that time or take pictures until the funeral procession.

      However, the visitation for Sutton is open to the public and those wanting to attend on Tuesday at Kimbrell-Stern from 5 to 8 PM.

      Sutton's funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 PM. The funeral and memorial will be held at First Baptist Church in Leesburg. The funeral will be closed to the public and the family is requesting that only family and close friends attend.

      Starting about 2:30 - 2:45 PM, people are asked to line the streets of Lee County starting at McDonald's in Leesburg heading south down Slappey into Albany to 3rd Avenue and down Dawson Road to Crown Hill Cemetery. Donations are being accepted at Heritage Bank in the name of Steven Sutton. Anyone wanting to donate flowers or money is being asked to donate there.

      Information provided by Pat Walsh of American Legion Post 182 in Leesburg.