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A west Alabama journalist, who helped expose corruption by then-Marengo County Sheriff Roger Davis, has died from complications from cancer surgery.

Jean Sutton, a native of Jackson, Miss., was the managing editor of the Linden, Ala., Democrat-Reporter. She was 62.

Sutton spent nearly 40 years operating the rural weekly with her husband and publisher, Goodloe Sutton.

A memorial is planned for 4:00 p.m. Friday at O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Linden.