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Mattie Grey (Bass) Sumner

July 6, 1933 ~ January 25, 2021 (age 87)


Newton Grove, 


Mattie Grey Bass Sumner, 87, of 5330 Bradshaw Road, passed away Monday, January 25, 2021 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.


A gathering for immediate family and close friends will be held at 2 PM, Thursday, January 28th, at the Sumner Family Cemetery in Newton Grove with Rev. Dr. Milton Little officiating.  There will be a walk-through viewing from 1 PM – 5 PM, Wednesday, January 27th, at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home.  Face mask will be required and social distanced maintained.


Mattie, born in Sampson County in 1933, was the daughter of the late James Weldon Bass and Lillian Thelma Boyette Bass.  She worked with Southern Bell, Carolina Telephone, Century Link and retired with AT&T.  In addition to her parents she was preceded by: her husband, Paul Creekmore Sumner, Jr.; son, Paul Creekmore “Creek” Sumner, III;  sisters, Velva Rose Little, Dorothy Bass, and Elma Jeane Bass; and  brother, Edward Bass.


Survivors include; daughters, Dr. Lynn Sumner Motz and husband SFC Timothy Motz, USA  (Retired), LtCol Leigh Sumner, USMC (Retired) and Lorri Sumner; grandchildren, Aimee Hunter Rosemond and husband Micah, Dr. Victoria Lauren Motz-Patel and husband Parth, Leigh Anna Sumner, Elvie Sumner, Buck Sumner, Mattie Lora Sumner, Sumner Dale Curry and Paul Creekmore Curry (Creek); great-grandchild, Rylie Grey Rosemond; and siblings, Haywood Bass and wife Dixie and Karon Satterfield and husband Ted.


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Viewing without family present
January 27, 2021

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home
118 Fayetteville Street
Clinton, NC 28328

Gathering of the immediate family
January 28, 2021

2:00 PM
Sumner Family Cemetery
5330 Bradshaw Road
Newton Grove, NC 28366

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