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Mr. Bill Summerlin, 68

Mr. Bill Summerlin, 68, of Hazlehurst, died Aug. 20, at his residence.
Mr. Summerlin was born Feb. 15, 1952, in Jeff Davis County. He was preceded in the death by his parents, J. Tom Summerlin and Opal Hughes Summerlin, wife Betty Walls Summerlin and son, Wayne Cannon. He retired from Hazlehurst Housing Authority and attended Philadelphia United Methodist Church. He had a deep-rooted love for music and entertained his many friends and family through song most of his life. He was also an avid fisherman, who loved the sport but without much success, but he always showed the worms that he was boss.
Survivors include his children, Becky (Joey) Porsga of Savannah, Debbie Cannon of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Rhonda (Tony) Touchton of Claxton, Phillip (Tracey) Cannon of Lake Park, Fla., and Rick (Tracy) Owen of Vinton, La.; daughter-in-law, Terri Horton; brother, Bruce (Nina) Summerlin of Hazlehurst; 25 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Aug. 24 at Hazlehurst City Cemetery with the Rev. Joey Andrews and the Rev. Allen Hartsfield officiating.
Music was rendered by Jimmie Ryles, John Hunt, Mike Cothern, Harmon Dawson, and Rhonda and John Bennett.
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Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home is in charge.

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