Sumner died Thursday, January 7, 2010, at Caldwell County Medical Center in Princeton.
She was a member of East Cadiz Baptist Church and a Homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents Harlan & Mary Emma Esther (Dixon) Calhoun, her husband Bayliss Hugh Sumner, two brothers Amos Calhoun & Hay Calhoun, two sisters Katie Calhoun & Lula Killmer.
She is survived by her one daughter & son in law, Bobbie & Harlan Calhoun of Paducah, one son & daughter in law Bill H.& Brenda Sumner of Cadiz, two brothers, Bill Calhoun of Cadiz and Lacy Calhoun of Grand Rivers, four grandchildren, Tamra & Perry Fourqurean, John K. & Beth Sumner, Camilla & Ray Diuguid, Harlan “Bud” & Allison Calhoun, Jr. six great-grandchildren Justin Calhoun, Jacob Calhoun, Rachel Diuguid, Alex Calhoun, Addi Fourqurean & Anna Fourqurean.
Serving as active pallbearers were Mrs. Sumner’s grandchildren. Serving as Honorary pallbearers were Barry, Greg, Ronnie, Hay, Johnny and Brent Calhoun, Lisa Coleman, Beth Yates, Thelma Moore, Lorene Thomas, Jimmy Berkley, Mary Ann Thomas, Nell Tyler and Dixie Sumner.
Music was provided by the Rev. Roy Marquess, Jr., vocalist, Martha Edwards, pianist, Rita Stewart, organist, and Anna Fourqurean, vocalist.