James Norwood Sumner, Sr.: Whiteville

1951 – 2021

     James Norwood Sumner, Sr. of Whiteville, formerly of Clinton, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, in Columbus Regional Healthcare, Whiteville. He was 69.

     Born Nov. 13, 1951 in Sampson County, he was the son of the late Norwood Wells Sumner and Anna Mary Sutton Sumner. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

     He is survived by three sons, James Norwood Sumner, Jr. and wife Terra of Tabor City, Jeffery Sumner and wife Candace of Clarendon, and Samuel Sumner and fiancé Allegra of Wilmington; a brother, Edward Sumner of Harrells; a sister, Teresa Herring of Clinton; and five grandchildren.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson.

     Visitation was planned from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in the Epworth United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Clinton.

     A guest register is available here.