OBITUARY

Benny L. Sumrall

September 18, 1932May 23, 2018
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Benny Lloyd Sumrall, age 85 of Smyrna, passed away at Alive Hospice in Madison on Thursday, May 23rd. Mr. Sumrall was born in Mt. Olive, Mississippi to George Knight Sumrall and Dorothy Lehr Sumrall, but spent most of his childhood in Louisiana on the farm (the Old Nash Place) with his family. He is survived by his devoted wife of over 63 years, Eva Montgomery Sumrall; daughters, Lydia Gasser (Emery), Rita Baer, and Anita Green (Richard); sisters, Juanita Weeks and Mary Sumrall; brothers, Billy and Fred Sumrall; grandsons, Michael Gasser (Cathy), Daniel Gasser (Maleah), Miles Baer, Maison Baer, Matthew Green, and Hayden Green; great grandchildren, Eli, Eme, and Endy Gasser; Aunt Maxine Jones (Bobby); Uncle Kelly Lehr (Alice); and numerous nieces and nephews. Services to celebrate Mr. Sumrall will be at twelve o'clock noon on Monday, May 28, 2018 at Roselawn Funeral Home with Darell Whaley officiating. Mr. Sumrall served his country in the United States Air Force and was a longtime mail clerk for the US Postal Service. He was a skilled handyman, having built the house that he and Eva lived in. His passion for his Lord called him to serve as a bi-vocational pastor for some time, as well as an associate pastor for several years at his last home church, Kingdom Ministries. He enjoyed listening to gospel, bluegrass, and country music and met Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White at the Grand Ole Opry, as he and Eva celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. To leave thoughts or memories, visit www.roselawnfh.com. Friends are cordially invited to visitation Sunday afternoon, May 27, 2018 from two o’clock until six o’clock at Roselawn Funeral Home, 5350 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37129, 615-893-2742.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Sunday, May 27, 2018
  • Service to Celebrate Monday, May 28, 2018
REMEMBERING

Benny L. Sumrall

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Darlene Monfee

May 24, 2018

Benny was a true Man of God. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word. We have missed him and Eva sitting in front of us on Sunday mornings. I Pray God gives Eva and her family peace in their time of sorrow. I look forward to seeing him again one day.

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Biography

Benny Lloyd Sumrall, age 85 of Smyrna, passed away at Alive Hospice in Madison on Thursday, May 23rd. Mr. Sumrall was born in Mt. Olive, Mississippi to George Knight Sumrall and Dorothy Lehr Sumrall, but spent most of his childhood in Louisiana on the farm (the Old Nash Place) with his family. He is survived by his devoted wife of over 63 years, Eva Montgomery Sumrall; daughters, Lydia Gasser (Emery), Rita Baer, and Anita Green (Richard); sisters, Juanita Weeks and Mary Sumrall; brothers, Billy and Fred Sumrall; grandsons, Michael Gasser (Cathy), Daniel Gasser (Maleah), Miles Baer, Maison Baer, Matthew Green, and Hayden Green; great grandchildren, Eli, Eme, and Endy Gasser; Aunt Maxine Jones (Bobby); Uncle Kelly Lehr (Alice); and numerous nieces and nephews. Services to celebrate Mr. Sumrall will be at twelve o'clock noon on Monday, May 28, 2018 at Roselawn Funeral Home with Darell Whaley officiating. Mr. Sumrall served his country in the United States Air Force and was a longtime mail clerk for the US Postal Service. He was a skilled handyman, having built the house that he and Eva lived in. His passion for his Lord called him to serve as a bi-vocational pastor for some time, as well as an associate pastor for several years at his last home church, Kingdom Ministries. He enjoyed listening to gospel, bluegrass, and country music and met Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White at the Grand Ole Opry, as he and Eva celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. To leave thoughts or memories, visit www.roselawnfh.com. Friends are cordially invited to visitation Sunday afternoon, May 27, 2018 from two o’clock until six o’clock at Roselawn Funeral Home, 5350 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37129, 615-893-2742.