Former Piedmont Mayor Jim Sutton passed away Saturday at Northeast Baptist Hospital in Arkansas. He was 86.
Sutton served as mayor from 1982 to 1986. He retired as a Major in the Army National Guard, serving from 1952 to 1976. He was a 50-year member and Past Master of the Masonic Lodge # 526. He was also a 50-year member and Past Deputy Lecturer of the Order of the Eastern Star. Jim was a graduate of Columbia College in 1975 and owned and operated Sutton Insurance Agency.