Sybil Rives Sumners
November 30, 1921 -
September 6, 2018

Visitation

September 9, 2018
12:00 - 2 :00 PM

Service 

September 9, 2018
2:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mrs. Sybil Rives Sumners, age 96, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 2 PM on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at Higgins Funeral Home with Dr. Jon Hathcock officiating. Burial will follow in Flintville Cemetery next to her second husband, Robert L. Counts.

Mrs. Sumners was born on November 30, 1921 in Lincoln County, TN to the late James and Mattie Bartlett Rives. She worked for Blue Ridge Shirt Company/Serbin Manufacturing and retired as the press department supervisor. After retirement, she worked as a greeter at Walmart and volunteered at the hospital for 20 years. She was a member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church. Mrs. Sumners passed away on September 6, 2018 at her residence.

Survivors include her sons Larry (Peggy) Marshall and Joe Christopher Counts all of Fayetteville, TN; stepchildren, Bonnie (Terry) Reavis and Mike (Cheryl) Sumners; grandchildren, Lisa Marshall of Fayetteville, TN, Scott Marshall of Tullahoma, TN, Shelby (Morgan) Dorn of New Market, AL, and Natalie (C.J.) Pitts of Cleveland, TN; six great-grandchildren;one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her second husband, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilson Marshall; third husband, Thomas Wilburn Sumners; brothers, Clyde and Fred Rives; and sister, Glendon Cunningham.

Visitation with the family will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at 12 PM until time of service at 2 PM at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Sumners.

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7 Comments

  1. lynn brown

    So sorry for the loss if such a sweet lady, she will be missed.

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  2. Brenda Burns

    Chris and Family ,so sorry about your loss .Such a Wonderful Lady and c0- worker .May God be with you all during this difficult time !!
    Brenda and Joe Burns and Mattie (Lewter) Sawyer

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  3. Rexine Pigg

    Sybil will always be remembered as a kind, loving giving person. She & my Mom were very close friends & thru the years I was priveliged to share that relationship. As you say goodbye to her know that my prayers & love go out to you all. What a legacy she leaves having lived so long & touched the lives of so many thru her good works!

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  4. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Chris and family,
    Very sorry about the passing of your mother. I remember her as a very sweet hospital volunteer who my mom loved dearly.
    In my prayers!
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn

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  5. Kathy Tynan/Jones

    Such a beautiful lady through and through. Her sweet soul will be missed. Hugs and prayers for the family!

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  6. Janice Gregory

    Chris: Sorry to hear of Sybil passing away. She was a sweet lady and loved seeing her. I know you will miss her. Love, Brent and Janice

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  7. Tammy Bigham Dean

    I am so very sorry for your loss. May you feel God’s comfort and peace during this time.

    Reply

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7 Comments

  1. lynn brown

    So sorry for the loss if such a sweet lady, she will be missed.

    Reply
  2. Brenda Burns

    Chris and Family ,so sorry about your loss .Such a Wonderful Lady and c0- worker .May God be with you all during this difficult time !!
    Brenda and Joe Burns and Mattie (Lewter) Sawyer

    Reply
  3. Rexine Pigg

    Sybil will always be remembered as a kind, loving giving person. She & my Mom were very close friends & thru the years I was priveliged to share that relationship. As you say goodbye to her know that my prayers & love go out to you all. What a legacy she leaves having lived so long & touched the lives of so many thru her good works!

    Reply
  4. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Chris and family,
    Very sorry about the passing of your mother. I remember her as a very sweet hospital volunteer who my mom loved dearly.
    In my prayers!
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Reply
  5. Kathy Tynan/Jones

    Such a beautiful lady through and through. Her sweet soul will be missed. Hugs and prayers for the family!

    Reply
  6. Janice Gregory

    Chris: Sorry to hear of Sybil passing away. She was a sweet lady and loved seeing her. I know you will miss her. Love, Brent and Janice

    Reply
  7. Tammy Bigham Dean

    I am so very sorry for your loss. May you feel God’s comfort and peace during this time.

    Reply

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