Ms. Ruby Inez Summitt, age 81, of Mount Ida, passed away February 16, 2014 in Hot Springs, AR. She was born March 1, 1932 to the late Lincoln and Ozzela Powell Abernathy in Sims, AR. She loved her kids and grandbabies, reading her bible and listening to southern gospel music. Her passion was watching NCIS.
Survivors: son George Summitt of Mount Ida; daughters Sarah McKay and husband Terry of Mount Ida Mamie Carol Wray of Mount Ida, Priscilla Faye Crump and husband Stanley of Mount Ida, Melissa Marlene Manley and husband Shane of Jessieville, Eunice Inez Humphreys of Little Rock Dottie Mann and husband Preston of Missouri, Christine Rose Smith and husband Willie of Mansfield; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Ms. Summitt was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Grover Summitt, son Bill Summitt, great-grandson Joseph Brooks and 3 sisters Grace Irons, Lorene Abernathy and Joyce Bates.
There will be a private viewing for family only. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Barber Cemetery in Sims at 2:00 p.m. with Brother Brian McKenna officiating. Pallbearers: James Abernathy, Elbert Abernathy, Brian McKay, William Smith, David and Aydyn Danial and Willie Smith. Honorary Pallbearers: Donnie Summitt, Dennis Summitt, Jerry Patton and June Bug.
Special recognition to the women of the Montgomery County Nursing Home Auxiliary as well as all friends and loved ones.
Arrangements were made under the direction of Thornton Funeral Home. Guest registry at www.thorntonfh.com.