Death of Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton

1946 - March 16, 2009
Parrottsville

Legendary Tennessee Moonshiner Plied His Trade to the End
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The following article courtesy of The Wall Street Journal

By STEPHEN MILLER

A scrawny, long-bearded mountain man with a foul mouth and a passing acquaintance with copper tubing and kettles, Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton seemed the embodiment of moonshiners of yore.

Brought up in rural Cocke County, Tenn., identified as one of four "moonshine capitals of the world" in the corn-whiskey history "Mountain Spirits," Mr. Sutton learned the family trade from his father. The...

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