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OLIVE SUMMERFORD March 30, 1923 - May 25, 2016

Memphis, TN –

OLIVE SUMMERFORD, 93, homemaker, was born March 30, 1923 in Port Gibson, MS and passed away May 25, 2016 at Methodist Hospice Residence in Memphis.  Mrs. Summerford was an Army veteran of WWII.  She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth “Beth” Summerford Farrelly of Memphis; one son, Howard R. Summerford of Bridgeton, ME; one sister, Edna Bridger Morris of Bartlett, TN; four grandchildren, Matthew Perkins (Meredith) of Houston, TX, Michael Summerford (Karla) of Peculiar, MO, Alex Summerford of Olathe, KS, and Samantha Summerford Neal of Grandview, MO; and three great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jimmy” O. Summerford; son-in-law, Craig D. Farrelly; mother, Melissa Bridger; father, Jones Bridger; two brothers, A.J. Bridger, Jr. and Marcus Bridger; and two sisters, Evelyn Bridger Williams and Louise Bridger Whitener.  Visitation will be Saturday, May 28, 2016from 10 a.m. until the service begins at 11 a.m. at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven.  Burial will follow in Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens in Southaven.  The family requests that any memorials be made to the Honor Flight of Middle Tennessee, Sergeant Major Larry C. Williams, P.O. Box 188, Monteagle, TN 37356.


  1. REPLY
    Steve Alm says

    I was so sorry to learn of Ms. Olive’s passing. My mother is a resident of the Heritage and we both enjoyed several dinners with Ms. Olive. She was a wonderful, sweet lady. I enjoyed her sense of humor and her stories of life in Memphis, WWII in the Army motor pool, politics and life in general. She was proud of her children and their accomplishments including the trucking company in Maine. I will miss seeing her!

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