Thelma Hazlegrove Sumler

By  | October 17, 2020 | Filed under: Obituaries, Shackelford Funeral Home

Thelma Hazlegrove SumlerThelma Hazlegrove Sumler, 86, of Pocahontas, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis.

She was born October 17, 1933 in Silerton, daughter of the late Andrew Monroe Willis and Nema Tull Willis Ballard and lived in Indiana for about 30 years prior to moving back here around 1980. She married Billy Gene Hazlegrove and he preceded her in death in 1986. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, working puzzles and making jams and jellies. Known as a very ‘giving person’, her family states that she preached her own funeral and loved them dearly. She was a long time member of Pocahontas Baptist Church, a family she loved greatly.

Survivors include a daughter, Wanda McCalip (Vince) of Grand Junction; 3 sons, Ricky Hazlegrove, Keith Hazlegrove and Kevin Hazlegrove (Kim), all of Pocahontas; three sisters, Myrtie Schlueter (Ken) of Bolivar, Martha Howell (David) of Middleton and Paulette Henson of Bolivar; four brothers, Monroe Willis (Janice) of Middleton, Jerry Ballard (Barbara) of Lexington, Russell Ballard (Lynn) of Selmer and Herman Ballard of Independence, KY; six grandchildren, Adam McCalip, Isaac McCalip (Jazmine), Hannah McCalip, Kristina Murphey (Chris), Justin Hazlegrove (Tracy) and Heather Hazlegrove; and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Deloyed Willis; a step brother, Billy Ballard, a step sister, Margaret Hooper and a granddaughter, Jessica Hazlegrove. Memorial contributions in her name may be sent to Pocahontas First Baptist Church.

While visiting or attending services for Mrs. Sumler, please consider the following guidelines:
* Maintain 6 feet between yourself and the next closest person;
* Refrain from hugs and handshakes;
* When you sneeze or cough, use your elbow to cover your nose and mouth;
* Wash your hands often;
* Avoid touching your face; and
* Minimize time spent in places where people gather.
Thank you for your consideration.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

NWS_CC Cynefin Helen Keller Hospital Coldwater Inn
Champy's 306 Barbecue Pie Factory Smokin Jalapeno OTR