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Mary Doris Sumner

May 14, 1929 ~ October 28, 2020 (age 91)

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Mary Doris Robinson Sumner, 91, of Woodlawn, Va. passed away at Jefferson Memorial Hospital on October 28, 2020. She grew up in the Crooked Creek Community of Carroll County, VA. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother and loved cooking for family and friends. Her chicken and dumplings were the best! She was a member of Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Woodlawn, VA. 

Doris was preceded in death by her parents Martin and Elsie Robinson; her precious husband of 67 years, William Ardath Sumner; her sons-in-law John Todd, Larry Bryant, and Johnny Smith; her siblings, Juanita Leedy and Ruben Robinson. Surviving are her daughters Jeanette Smith and Freida Bryant. She was called Grandma by Mary Beth Bryant, Philip (Angela) Smith, and Preston Smith (Jill Burgner and Braelyn).  She is also survived by her sisters Wilma Matthews and Eva (Clinton) Funk and several nieces and nephews.                                                     

Visitation will be Sat. Oct. 31 at Vaughn-Guynn Funeral Home, Galax Va. from 2-4 pm with graveside service Sun. Nov. 1 at 1:00 pm at the Crooked Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crooked Creek Cemetery Fund, c/o Laura Griffin, 399 Millstone Road, Woodlawn, VA 24381.

The family would like to express gratitude to the doctors and nurses of Jefferson Memorial Hospital for their kindness, compassion, and care. They would also like to express appreciation to Dr. Leann Byrd and staff at the Summit Medical Group for many years of compassionate care.

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