In memory of
Novella Sutton Vernon Bland
KINSTON | Novella Sutton Vernon Bland, 84, of Kinston passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017, at Harmony Hall in Kinston. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Merl Thomas Vernon, second husband, Wesley Bland, her father, Herman Richard Sutton, mother, Novella Tucker Sutton and step-mother, Lillian Hardee Sutton. Novella is survived by her daughters, Deborah V. Joyner (Rudolph) of Snow Hill, and Susan V. Long (Jeff) of Kinston; son, Richard T. Vernon (Jane) of Kinston; five grandchildren, Jennie Joyner (Greg), Ryan Vernon (Mindy), Will Vernon (Heather), Jason Long and fiancé Jessica Greer, and Landon Long; seven great-grandchildren; and brother, Mike Sutton of Greenville. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Westview Cemetery with the Reverend Amos Sykes officiating. The family will receive friends after the service and at other times at the home of Susan V. Long, 1916 Carey Road in Kinston. Online condolences may be sent to howardandcarter.com , Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com
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