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 valued member and wise counselor to Post No. 6 as the Post worked through the process of deciding the future of the Post at our current location and continuing the legacy of the American Legion in Chapel Hill.  He will be missed.

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, 3700 NC 54W, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

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, we will share with you photos  of Mark in action with veterans.  We will also add him to the list of distinguished local veterans on the Orange County Veterans Memorial website at http:/

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