Age 82, formerly of Northminster, Wilmington, DE, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2006, in Greensboro, NC.

Mr. Hutson was born in SchoolfieId, VA. He served his country in the Merchant Marines during WWII. He was a seaman for Sun Oil Co. and retired as the senior chief engineer. Mr. Hutson was a member of Chester Bethel United Methodist Church in Wilmington, DE. He was a 32nd degree Mason of the Chester Lodge #236 and was also a long time member of the Delaware Veterans Post#1.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorine Sakers Hutson, who passed away in 1984. Survived by his daughters, Debra Hutson of Mukilteo, WA and Terry Vuncannon of NC; brothers, Philip Hutson of Greensboro, NC and Edward E. Hutson of GA; sister, Kay Blankenship of Durham, NC; 4 grandchildren, Maggie, Michael Cary, Grace and William; and 2 great grandchildren, lan and Sophie.

A graveside service was conducted by the Chester Lodge #236 at Chester Bethel Cemetery, 2619 Foulk Rd., Wilmington, DE, at 2 pm on Monday, January 9, 2006.