This just came to my mailbox earlier. I knew both of Donnie's parents have been sick and he has been caring for them. It's sad to lose a parent no matter what the age of the parent or child.
Special thoughts going to this family during this difficult time.
"Another Soldier Has Gone Home"
REV. RUSSELL H. SUMNER
1919 - 2008
His Mom and Dad named him Russell Harvey
He became know to many as the Brother of J. D. Sumner
To some he was referred to as the Father of Donnie Sumner
But I knew him as "DADDY"
He loved me, taught me, disciplined me and helped me become the man I am
At 6:16 P.M. this 29th day of April 2008 my daddy was enfolded by the arms of God and ushered into the Heaven that he preached about for over sixty years
"He fought a good fight, He kept the faith henceforth there is a crown of righteousness awaiting him"
"See ya in the morning Daddy!"
Friends Because Of Elvis, Marshie/tcbndixie
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The vision, the myth, the legend...was really just a man...blessed, respected and loved!
Rest in peace sweet friend...rest in peace!
"...the image is one thing and the human being is another...it's very hard to live up to an image."
Elvis: MSG-NY 1972
"Long after I'm gone, what I did today will be heard by someone. I just want them to get the best of what I had."
Quote by Elvis Presley
"...it was like he came along and whispered some dream in everybody's ear, and somehow we all dreamed it."
Quote by Bruce Springsteen about Elvis
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Tupelo is where he was born
Vegas is where he'd perform
The World Stage is where he was known
But Memphis was always his home
Mayor A.C. Wharton/BW 2009