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John Austin Sutherland

December 18, 1954 ~ July 1, 2019 (age 64)


John Austin "Buzzy" Sutherland passed away peacefully on July 01, 2019 in Vilonia, Arkansas at the age of 64.

John was born on December 18, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri to Joseph Buford and Cora Jewel (Wilson) Sutherland. 

John is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sandra Sutherland of the home, two daughters, Michelle Williamson (Daniel) of Vilonia; Natasha Welch (Shane) of Vilonia; two sons, John Austin Sutherland, Jr. of Conway; Justin Sutherland of Vilonia; two sisters, Ruby Whitmire (Brian) of Mabelvale; Brenda Wyles of Vilonia; one brother, William Randall Sutherland of Vilonia; ten grandchildren, one great-granchild, and a host of extended family and friends

He is preceded in death by his parents, two sons, William Sutherland and Jonathan Sutherland; one brother, Kenneth Sutherland, and a sister, Joann Mooney.

A funeral is scheduled for 11:00 AM Saturday, July 6th, 2019 at Viliona First Assembly of God with Brother John Wimberly officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service also at the church. Pallbearers are Justin Sutherland, Austin Welch, Tony Grivet, John Hale, Mike Martin, Sr., John Shepherd, Brian Whitmire, Gary Wilson, and Roy Davis. Burial will follow at Beryl Cemetery. 

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Vilonia Funeral Home 1134 Main Street Vilonia, AR 72173. Sign the online guestbook at

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July 6, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Viliona First Assembly

Funeral Service
July 6, 2019

11:00 AM
Viliona First Assembly

Interment following funeral service
July 6, 2019

Beryl Cemetery
Hwy. 64
Vilonia, AR 72173

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