Raised by Hepsie Sutton Hill. Harvey's mother, Molly Belle Cauley, abandoned Harvey and his father, Clarence Sutton. So, Hepsie took him into her home in La Grange, and raised him as her own. He used her married name of Hill, and used Harvey Hill as his name at La Grange School. When he became an adult, he began using his biological last name, Sutton. He married, but did not have children of his own (per Ollie Sutton Bruner, personal communication, 2.18.21).