Darla Kaye Summers

January 26, 1949May 7, 2018

Darla Kaye Summers, 69, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018.

Mrs. Summers was born and raised in Chattanooga where she graduated from Ooltewah High School. She later moved to Athens, Alabama where she was employed for over 20 years as a Personnel Manager at WalMart.

Darla was of the Baptist faith and had a passion and love for her grandchildren. She was instrumental in being not only a financial supporter but a volunteer for Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. She will always be remembered as a very energetic, affectionate, generous, caring and wonderful lady. Darla was an avid golfer, Tennessee fan and enjoyed thrift shopping, traveling and ocean cruises.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Cornie Hindman.

Surviving are her husband of 38 years, Charles M. Summers; children, Donnie Summers, Valerie Kaye (Sam) Vickery, Chuck (Pamela) Summers, Sherry Summers (Rodney) Corley, Tonya Dawn (Brent) Baker, Amanda Lea (Adam) Cox and Lori Huntley; 16 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Michael (Jane) Hindman, Dennis (Rhonda) Hindman, Carlton (Shannon) Hindman, and James Hindman, Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM EST on Thursday, May 10, 2018 and one hour prior to the service at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be at 11:30 AM EST on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the funeral home with Rev. Dwight Goodman officiating.

Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Charitable donations may be made in honor of Darla at Children’s Hospital of Birmingham, 1600 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35233 (


  • Visitation Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 11, 2018

Darla Kaye Summers

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Jan McCoin

May 9, 2018

My love and Prayers go out to her husband, kids, grand kids, brothers and families. As a child growing up I had so much admiration for Kaye, and thought she was so pretty and sweet. I wish we could have spent more time together. When I saw her at a reunion she was just as I remembered, so beautiful and sweet. Prayers for you all.

Love you all,
Jan & Family

Martha Fulmer

May 9, 2018

Goodbye for now my sweet friend. I will see you on the other side. Love you forever.

I met the lady that would turn out to be my best friend in the 70's. She was the sister that I never had. Anytime we got together there was a lot of laughter and remembering memories. I will miss her a lot, but one day I will see her again in Heaven. I will mourn for what I have lost, but not for where she is. She is in the presence of the Lord. I am sure she did not know how many people loved her and how much she meant to them. She was and is a very special lady.

Arthur Walker

May 9, 2018

So sorry to hear about Kay passing been along time since I have saw her