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April 5, 2014

Linnie Sumner

RAY CITY — Linnie Sumner, 89, of Ray City died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the Presbyterian Home in Quitman. Funeral services were held Saturday at Hickory Springs Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank Sumner officiating. Interment followed at Hickory Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Sumner was born Sept. 24, 1924 in Worth County to the late Charlie Champion and the late Alma White. She was a homemaker and a retired retail store manager with Uniform City in Tampa, Fla. She was a member of Hickory Springs Primitive Baptist Church and the widow of Ralph Stephen Sumner who died in 1970. She was also preceded in death by six sisters and two brothers.

Mrs. Sumner is survived by two daughters, Shirley (Ed) Friend of Kennesaw and Margaret Sumner Newman of Tampa, Fla.; three sons, Carlton Ralph (Barbara) Sumner of Germantown, Tenn., Steve (Cheryl) Sumner of Ray City and Gene (India) Sumner of St. Marys; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Lovein Funeral Home in Nashville is in charge of arrangements.

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