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Newspaper Article

George Summers, 63 years resident of County Dies.

George Summers came here 63 years ago from Georgia and had since lived on a farm east of West Plains.

George Summers, aged pioneer resident of Howell County, who came to the Howell County Ozarks from Georgia, 63 years ago died Saturday night at 11:30 O'clock at his farm home 7 1/2 miles east of West Plains. He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage a few days ago, which was the cause of his death.

Besides his aged wife, Mrs. Sarah Frances Hopkins Summers, he is survived by 14 sons and daughters, some of whom were by a pervious marriage. The sons and daughters are: Mrs. Joe Tines of West Plains; Mrs. Ralph Adams, Preston MO.; Mrs. Ray Brown of Kansas City MO; Mrs. Emma Taylor of Solomonville, AZ; Mrs. J. R. Dickinson; Mrs. W.E. Dickinson; Mrs. Charles Aders of Denver, CO; Mrs. John Sites, Nampa ID; William Summers of Boise City, ID; Lloyd, Tom, Walter and Jesse Summers living near West Plains, and Joe Summers of Pottersville. Forty-one grandchildren and 34 great grand children also survive. Mrs. Matt Adams of West Plains is a great granddaughter of Mr. Summers.

One sister, who lives at Mountain View, survives Mr. Summers. Two brothers, William Summers and Webb Summers, both formerly well known residents of West Plains are dead.

Mr. Summers, who was 86 years old March 21, was born in Morganton County, Georgia, near Dalton, when he came to Howell County 63 years ago. He made part of the trip by steamer, going to St. Louis by way of the Mississippi River and coming from St. Louis here.

He was married the first time in Georgia, his wife, Mrs. Adeline Bramblett Summers died at the farm home near West Plains many years ago. Later he married Miss Sarah Frances Hopkins, who survives him. Mrs. Summers, although 10 years his junior, is also very frail.

Ten years ago Mr. Summers suffered an injury to his back which caused him to retire from the active duties at his farm, but he continued to make his home in the Summers district, which was named for him, and where he had always taken an active part in every community project. He was a member of the Baptist Church and served on the school board and also was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge.

Buried: Valley View Cemetery


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