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McCreary County Funeral Home
Tuesday May 17th, 2022

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McCreary County Funeral Home
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Marilyn "Granny" Joyce Sumner

Marilyn “Granny” Joyce Sumner, age 79 years, of Whitley City, Kentucky died Saturday, May 14, 2022 at her home.

She was born in Wiborg, Kentucky on December 25, 1942 the daughter of Rev. France and Desda (Strunk) Jones. Marilyn was of the Baptist Faith being a member at the Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church, and she truly loved all her brothers and sisters in Christ.  She had worked as a machine operator in the Shirt and Tent Factories, but was known well for her cooking in multiple restaurants.

Her parents; daughter, Teresa Coffey; brothers, Mearle Jones and Ruthel Jones; and sisters, Lois “Sis” Vanover, Phyllis Vanover; and Patsy Owens precede her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. Ray Sumner, whom she married April 29, 1961; sons, Jeffery Sumner of Whitley City, Kentucky, Kevin Sumner of Oneida, Tennessee, Scott Sumner and wife, Debbie of Pine Knot, Kentucky, and Barry Sumner and wife, Cindy of Whitley City, Kentucky; brother, Sheral Jones and wife, Linda of Whitley City, Kentucky; grandchildren, Jeremy, Justin, Brandon, Jacob, Eleshia, Johnny, Seth, Annessa, Tyler, and Ryan; and 10 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 2pm Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at the McCreary County Funeral Home with Bro. John Goodin, Bro. Terry West, and Bro. Bill Patrick officiating. Burial will follow in the Barren Fork Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 6pm Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at the Funeral Home.

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.

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A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn "Granny" Sumner

Pam (Slaven) Miller May 16 2022 8:15 PM

Prayers for the family. She was an amazing women.

Heather May 16 2022 10:07 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn "Granny" Sumner

Georga A. Wilson-Smith May 16 2022 8:40 AM

Prayers for the family, so sorry for your loss

Roetta West May 15 2022 9:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn "Granny" Sumner

Roetta West May 15 2022 9:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn "Granny" Sumner

Dale-Barbara England May 15 2022 8:27 PM

So Sorry to hear Marilyn's passing. I have fond memories of her coming to the Jones reunion last year. She was so sweet and said she loves us all! She a way of shining a bright light with her words and love for family. To all her family our love and prayers go to each of during this difficult time..

Buddy and Peggy Wensell May 15 2022 7:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn "Granny" Sumner

Sheila Terry May 15 2022 6:43 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn "Granny" Sumner

Mary May 15 2022 6:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn "Granny" Sumner

Linda & Sheral May 15 2022 5:30 PM