Stevens & Grass Funeral Home

4203 Salines Dr, Malden, WV


Garnet Taylor Summers

July 21, 1931November 16, 2019

Garnet Taylor Summers, 88 of Charleston went home to be with the Lord on Saturday November 16, 2019 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born July 21, 1931 to the late Arthur and Dovie Harper Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two grandsons, Daniel Elliott Summers and Samuel Clinton Summers; brothers, Elton, Delford, Matthew, Clifford, Ivan, Oral, and Joe; sisters, Mildred Mullins, Ada Clay, Sybil Clay, Tessie Myers and Naomi Pence.

She is survived by her loving husband, best friend and soul mate of 70 years, Roy D. Summers; son, Randy (Melissa) Summers; daughters, Cheryl (Ralph Michael) Sprigle; Elizabeth “Betsy” Lawton, Fran (Tom) Perry, Kaye (Roger) Townsend and Lana (Todd) Ward; nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Garnet was a devoted mother, grandmother, homemaker, Sunday School Teacher, and volunteer. She was a dedicated Christian who served God with a humble heart. For many years she was faithful member of Oakridge Bible Church where she taught Sunday school, Bible School and sang in the choir. She later attended Valley Grove United Methodist Church until her health declined.

She worked as a Unit Secretary at CAMC General Division where she later volunteered delivering flowers and greeting visitors at the reception desk. She had a giving spirit, always helping others in any way that she could. She loved poetry, singing, gardening and working crossword puzzles. She could he heard joyfully whistling around the house as she worked, making her home a welcoming and warm place for everyone who entered.

“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.” Psalms 28:7.

The family would like to thank hospice nurses/caregivers, Nicki, Jennifer and Edie for their compassion and kindness, and for the gentle way they cared for our precious mother. The family also would like to express their gratitude to Erica Gunnoe, NP and Sara Swisher, NP for their compassionate care and kindness.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday November 19, 2019 at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden with Rev. Jim Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

A visitation with family and friends will be held from 11:00 AM until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.

The online guest book can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.


  • Arthur Milton Taylor, Father (deceased)
  • Dovie Harper Taylor, Mother (deceased)
  • Roy D. Summers, Husband
  • Randy (Milissa) Summers, Son
  • Cheryl (Ralph Michael) Sprigle, Daughter
  • Elizabeth "Betsy" Lawton, Daughter
  • Fran (Tom) Perry, Daughter
  • Kaye (Roger) Townsend, Daughter
  • Lana (Todd) Ward, Daughter
  • Daniel Elliott Summers, Grandson (deceased)
  • Samuel Clinton Summers, Grandson (deceased)
  • Elton Taylor, Brother (deceased)
  • Delford Taylor, Brother (deceased)
  • Matthew Taylor, Brother (deceased)
  • Clifford Taylor, Brother (deceased)
  • Ivan Taylor, Brother (deceased)
  • Oral Taylor, Brother (deceased)
  • Joe Taylor, Brother (deceased)
  • Mildred Mullins, Sister (deceased)
  • Ada Clay, Sister (deceased)
  • Sybil Clay, Sister (deceased)
  • Tessie Myers, Sister (deceased)
  • Naomi Pence, Sister (deceased)
  • Mrs. Summers also leaves behind Nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 19, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 19, 2019


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Rockie Boggess

November 19, 2019

We are very sorry for your loss. We are making a donation on behalf of Mrs. Sumners to the Alzheimers Association.

Rhonda Davis

November 18, 2019

Garnet was such a special and sweet person that I was honored to call my aunt. Dad always loved her butterscotch pies and she frequently made one for his birthday. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and sister who often thought of others. Her memory will remain with all of us who knew her. I hope the best memories are always with you in the days ahead. Thinking of you all with lots of love.

Rhonda Davis

beth Sprigle

November 18, 2019

The memories are of holidays, especially Christmas. My own Mother and I would would always spend time at Garnet and Roy's home when we visited Mike and Cheryl. I am deeply saddened at her passing. I find ironic that she passed on my sixty-ninth birthday (11/16/2019). My spirit is with my sister and brother, Cheryl & Mike, and nephews, Camron & Jamie, and Evan & Tara


Beth Sprigle

November 18, 2019

Betsy Baria Markins Markins

November 18, 2019

I never knew her first name .. I only knew her as Mrs Summers ... I went to school with Fran , but I knew all of the other siblings as well , many times at lunchtime I’d go home with Fran and her sweet Mom would set me down like I belonged to her , I’ve never forgotten her sweet kindness towards me .... My Father new Roy from the post office ... always nice things said about him by my Dad .... To the family , I’m so sorry for your loss ... I know she will be missed , but I also know she is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ ... Love and prayers for your family

Marsha Sheets Reiniers

November 17, 2019

My condolences to the family. I remember Garnet from Oakridge Church...and I believe she helped my mother with Girl Scouts...a sweet lady with a lovely smile. Now she is singing in heaven!!

Jacque Causby

November 17, 2019

Fran and family, so very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Nancy Strickland

November 17, 2019

With deepest sympathy during this time of grief, My prayers are with each of you, May God bless.