Frances Ellen Horton Sumner, age 76 of Union died Thursday, December 4, 2008 at Roanoke Chowan Hospital. She was born July 27, 1932 in Hertford County to the late Archie Craig Horton and Ima Lee Barham Horton.
She was a Homemaker, a Farmer‚??s wife, a very active member of Union United Methodist Church where she played the piano, a former member of Union Baptist Church, and a member of the Keenagers Club of Murfreesboro.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 2 PM in the Ashley Chapel of Garrett Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens. Rev. Earl Perry will officiate.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband Lawrence R. Sumner of the home, a daughter Kim Sumner of Union, a son Kenneth Sumner of Lewiston, a sister Thelma Mowels of Richmond, and one niece and 5 nephews.
She was predeceased by a daughter Sharon Sumner and a sister Laverne Guess.
The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 7 to 8:30 PM at Garrett Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Union United Methodist church, 809B Hwy 461 East, Ahoskie,NC 27910 or to the Charity of one‚??s choice.
We were so sorry to hear about the death of Ellen. She was a big part of our families lives, and she will be missed dearly. We are sorry we couldn’t make it to the service, the family had a virus and felt like we shouldn’t make the trip.Just know you are in our thoughts an prayers.
I would like to send my condolences to the Sumner family. I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Frances several times over the years while she was out shopping with Kim. She was truly a sweet and kind lady, I am glad that I had the opportunity to meet her. My family will be praying for your family.
Marilyn Pittman Rascoe and family