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Eloise Sutton Pino

July 11, 1942 — March 12, 2024

Eloise, born July 11, 1942, was the only child of Catherine Parrish Sutton and James L. Sutton.  Both parents, her elder son, Robert James Pino and her grandparents, Eunice Barrett Parrish and Grover C. Parrish, Hattie Mae Grimes Sutton and Walter H. Sutton, also preceded her in death.  She is survived by her husband, Robert S. (Bob) Pino and her younger son Charles Philip Pino.

Eloise was a member of the Cedartown High School Class of 1960.  She served as Editor of The Cedar Chips, her high school newspaper and was very active in the CHS Marching and Concert Band as well as other service organizations.

A 1964 graduate of the University of Georgia, she was a member of the Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.   Eloise was not only an active campus leader but participated as a member of the sorority’s traveling rush team which assisted other chapters around the country with their membership drives.   When her sorority expressed its intention to build an addition onto its home at 327 South Milledge Avenue, she entered and won the state competition with her architectural design for that addition, followed its construction to completion and then lived there before her 1964 graduation.

She met Bob, then an Ensign in the US Navy who was in advanced training at the US Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, in the fall of 1962.  They became engaged in March 1963 and married at The First Baptist Church of Cedartown, Georgia on May 2, 1964.  Eloise had many adventures in her life.   One she thoroughly enjoyed was following her husband's ship, the U.S.S. Intrepid, from port to port around the Mediterranean visiting such cities as Palma Mallorca, Spain; Cannes, France; Naples, Italy; and Valencia, Spain, meeting the Intrepid and her husband at every port. 

Arriving back in the United States in September 1964, prior to Intrepid’s return, she took an apartment for the two of them in Norfolk, VA for what turned out to be a short time as Bob was transferred to an Admirals’ staff in Brooklyn, NY in January 1965.  Subsequent to his release from active duty they finally settled in Jefferson Township., NJ where she opened the first Decorative Arts studio in the state.

Eloise formed the Goldfinch Chapter of the National Decorative Arts Society and served as it first president. She was also instrumental in forming the Pocono Painters and the Brushing Violets chapters of the society and travel taught the decorative arts as well as the Fine Art of porcelain painting for many years. Her work was selected for the White House Christmas Collection several times.  

After 35 years living in N.J. she and her husband returned to GA, making their home, in Marietta in 1999. 

Eloise will be remembered for her service in many porcelain art organizations.  She taught China Painting at First Baptist in Cedartown for 21 years, served the Georgia World Organization of China Painters as their Newsletter Editor and Corresponding Secretary for many years and, at the time of her death, was serving in her second term as its State President.   She was additionally elected a director of International Porcelain Artists and Teachers, Inc. and wrote and edited its International Newsletter through two elected terms.

 Eloise won many awards in art competitions and Fairs and was published many times in the decorative arts field for her work in oil, water color and porcelain arts.  She obtained her certified teacher credentials from the World Organization of China Painters as well as from the International Porcelain Artists and Teachers organization and the National Society of Decorative Painter.

Throughout her life her main focus was her family, her commitment to each member and her love of her hometown, Cedartown. She would tell anyone how lucky she was to have been brought up in Cedartown where everyone treated each other with respect and love. Your neighbor was your family as was your church. Cedartown and its people provided a foundation for her life wherever she lived. 

Funeral services to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, March 23, 2024, at 1:00 PM, in the chapel of Cedartown First Baptist Church, with Reverend Wayne Benefield officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. 

The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: Kevin Daniel, Brandon Griffin, Allen Bond, and Tony Rebollo. Honorary pallbearers will include, members of Cedartown High School Class of 1960 and her beloved sunday school class,Gantt - Wheeler Sunday School Class.

Mrs. Pino's family will receive friends Saturday, March 23, 2024, also at the First Baptist Church of Cedartown, beginning at 12:00 PM until the funeral hour. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Polk County Historical Society, the Cedartown Polk County Humane Society or any charity of your choice.

The Smith & Miller Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Eloise Sutton Pino.
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