Margie Sellers Sumrall was born January 15, 1927 in Richton to Lura Boyd and Josie I. Sellers. She grew up in Richton with brothers Otho & Clyde Sellers. Margie attended Richton High School and graduated in 1945 as Valedictorian of her class. She was elected “Miss Richton High” in her senior year (1945).
She attended and received a degree in elementary education from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Margie married Joe L. Sumrall on June 5, 1950 and in the course of his employment they lived in Gulfport and Hattiesburg. They returned to Hattiesburg in December 1987 on his retirement.
She was a loyal member of 38th Ave. Baptist church and of Friendship Sunday School class.
She is survived by her daughters, Janet Sumrall Scruggs (Gross Scruggs) of Annapolis, MD and Dr. Jennifer Sumrall Sullivan (Dr. William C. Sullivan); her son, Dr. William Joseph Sumrall (Dr. Kelle Curry Sumrall) of Oxford, MS; seven grandchildren, Katy and Zoe Scruggs, William Benjamin and Joseph Alexander Sumrall, Bryan Joseph, William Charles and Annie Laura Sullivan.
Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg.
Memorials may be made to 38th Avenue Baptist Church.