Mrs. Sophia Sutton Begley
Mrs. Sophia Sutton was born May 13, 1893. Her parents were Jeffery Norvell
Sutton and Sarah Jane Avery Sutton. She joined the Old Hebron Baptist
Church in July 1905 and was baptized in Silver Creek.
In September 1905, she moved with her family to Prentiss, Mississippi
to be near a high school. She worked with the Sunbeams, taught Sunday
school classes and played the organ in her church.
Sophia was graduated from high school in 1910 as Valedictorian. She centered
her speech on serving God by loving all people. In 1913 she graduated
from Mississippi Women's College (William Carey) and one year later, she
registered at the W.M.U. Training School, Louisville, Kentucky. Four years
she worked as a missionary in the mountains of Kentucky and one year in
Ybor City, Florida.
On June 15, 1919, Sophia Sutton married Mitchell C. Begley, a prominent
lawyer of Hyden, Kentucky. She made her home with her husband in Hyden.
Sophia Sutton Begley had four children, Dr. A.H. Begley, Winchester, Kentucky;
Miss Sue Belle Begley, Jacksonville, Florida; Mrs. Lilliam Begley Farmer,
Winchester, Kentucky; and Mrs. Ruth Begley Grover, Somerset, Kentucky.