Nellie Mae Granny Summerfield 1912-2002

Nellie Mae “Granny” Summerfield, 90, a former resident of the Fork Mountain Community, Parsons, and more recently a resident of Cortland Acres Nursing Home, Thomas, departed this life early Wednesday morning, Dec. 11, 2002, at Davis Memorial Hospital.

She was born Sept. 30, 1912, at Elk Lick, a daughter of the late William E. Young and Clara Belle Rhoades.

On March 20, 1935, at Dry Fork, she was married to Gilbert Summerfield, who preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1987.

Surviving are one daughter, Shirley Summerfield, Fork Mountain; one brother, Eddie Kimble and wife, Ada, of Greenwood, Del.; one sister, Betty Hayes of Noblesville, Ind.; two grandsons, John Thompson and wife, Debra, of Fork Mountain, James Thompson and wife, Rebecca, of Winder, Ga.; 10 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are one infant son, six brothers, John, Roy, Ernest, Charlie, Herb and Wilbert; two sisters, Lizzie Young and Rose Turner; and one great-grandson, Eric.

She attended the school at Hambleton. She was an employee of the former Hinebaugh’s Restaurant and the former Shirley’s Restaurant, both of Parsons. She was a noted cook and had a great love for gardening and piece quilting.

The family will receive friends at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Saturday at 2 p.m. Pastor James Ellis will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery in Parsons. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Nellie Mae “Granny” Summerfield.

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