Passing of Mark Sumner

It is with great sadden that we share with you the loss of Mark Sumner, a long time member of both the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and other veterans and service groups.


Mark was a strong supporter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9100, attending many of our special civic events, promoting post member events and trips, and so much more.  He has been a pillar of strength to our post and will be very much missed.  Mark was also the recipient of France’s distinguished medal, The Legion of Honor.


A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary’s Road, Hillsborough.  Burial with military honors will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive visitors Monday evening from 5-7 pm at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home, 1113 W. Main Street, Durham, NC 27701.  Memorials may be directed St.. Matthew’s Memorial Fund, the Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre, 301 Drama Road, Snow Camp, NC 27349, or to American Legion Post No. 6, P.O. Box 2323, Chapel Hill, NC 27515.


Please wear your VFW Cap to the funeral or viewing.  Let the family know that his comrades are there.


To read Mark’s complete obituary, please click on this link:


After the funeral, I will share with you photos  of Mark in action with veterans.  I will also add him to the list of distinguished local veterans on this site and on the Orange County Veterans Memorial website at http:/

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