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James Thomas "J.T." Dutton, Sr.

September 19, 1941 — July 8, 2021

James Thomas "J.T." Dutton, Sr.

Mt. Croghan, SC

Mr. James Thomas “J.T.” Dutton, Sr., age 79, entered into rest on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at his home. Funeral services will be 5:00 PM Saturday, July 10, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Ronald Thurman and Brent Taylor with burial to follow in the White Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Masonic Rites will be rendered by the Ruby Masonic Lodge #314. The family will greet friends from 4:00 – 5:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Dutton was born September 19, 1941 in Ruby, SC a son of the late Woodrow Wilson and Lucy Katie Rivers Dutton. He was a retired employee of Duff-Norton and the former owner and operator of Melissa’s Upholstery. J.T. was a member of Center Grove Baptist Church and Ruby Masonic Lodge #314, where he was a Past Master. He enjoyed working in his garden, watching old westerns and NASCAR, and talking to anyone he came in contact with.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Dutton was also preceded in death by his siblings, Kathy Faulkenberry, Hugh Dutton, Ronnie Dutton, and Harry Dutton.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Linda H. Dutton of the home; son, James T. (Jeanette) Dutton, Jr. of Jefferson, SC; daughters, Hilda D. (Willy) Teal of Southport, NC, and Melissa D. (Jonathan) White of Mt. Croghan, SC; grandchildren, Megan Teal, Cyndee Dutton, Logan Moore, and Josie Dutton; great grandchildren, Alaina Porter, and Chloe Cantrell; siblings, Mitchell W. (Cynthia) Dutton of Wadesboro, NC, Graylon (Juanita) Dutton of Cheraw, SC, Irma Rivers of Jefferson, SC, and Barbara McClamrock of Monroe, NC; sisters-in-law, Dean Dutton, and Pat Dutton both of Chesterfield, SC, and Betty Morris of Ruby, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of special friends.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, (Attn: SC Gift Processing) 4600 Park Rd, Ste 250, Charlotte, NC 28209

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Dutton family.

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Saturday, July 10, 2021

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318 E Main St, Chesterfield, SC 29709

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