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Mary Margaret Hummell

Mary Margaret Thornton Hummell, age 81, of Sylva passed away Monday, October 8, 2018. Mary was born November 16, 1936 in Orlando, FL to the late Edward and Emma (Hoeltke) Thornton. She was married to the late Norman Eugene Hummell Sr. who passed away in 1998.  Mary was a beloved mother to many and spent her life caring for her family who she loved dearly.

She is survived by four children, Karen Hummell, Norman (Pam) Hummell, Becky Hummell and Kristina (Chris) Owen; grandchildren Jackie Hummell, Tiffany Kim, Daniel DeVoy, Justin Hummell, Lindsey Long, Preston Owen, Shelby Owen, Reece Hummell, Pierson Owen and Paige Owen; great grandchildren Brock Long and Alyssa Kim; one brother Billy Thornton and several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by one brother Edward Thornton.

Memorial Services will be held on November 3, 2018 at Highland Memorial Garden in Apopka, FL at 11:00 am.

Mary’s request was that instead of flowers please make donations in her memory to Hospice Promise Foundation, 81 Medical Park Loop Suite 204, Sylva, NC 28779.

Appalachian Funeral Services is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Your wings were ready, but my heart was not.. I miss you so much! Until we meet again mama!

Kristina Owen Oct 16 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Hummell

Kristina Owen Oct 16 2018 12:00 AM

I was Mary Margaret's next door neighbor, growing up in Orlando, FL. She was a wonderful person. She, along with another lady, from the Leggett family, visited us in Leesburg, GA, a few years back. Then she sent me an old picture of my Grandmother Jones, who lived just down the street from us both. There are good memories of those days in Orlando, and I thank God for the influence of her life. I pray the family will be blessed with great memories in their hearts, and will retain the joy of having a wonderful life given to them. Charles & Judy Jones Albany, GA

Charles Jones Oct 15 2018 12:00 AM

Danny, I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Stephanie Sneed Lanning Oct 12 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Hummell

Stephanie Sneed Lanning Oct 12 2018 12:00 AM

One thing that stands out in my mind about Mary Hummell is her incredible love and devotion to her family. She was an amazing mother, grandma and great grandma as well as a very loving daughter. Mary was funny, optimistic, humble and kind among a zillion other wonderful attributes. She will be missed tremendously by all who knew and loved her so well. We will continue to keep your sweet family in our thoughts and prayers.

Glenn and Donna Cox Oct 12 2018 12:00 AM

Family and Friends of Mary, We are deeply saddened by your loss. The bible speaks of death being an enemy so it is not a natural feeling or a part of life. In fact, Jehovah God promises to eliminate death and sorrow in the very near future at Revelations 21:3, 4. I hope that all of you draw close to each other during this difficult time.

C HUDS Oct 11 2018 12:00 AM

To the family so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful lady Mary was! We had many laughs while cutting and styling Mary's hair in Orlando! RIP.

Sharon Roberts Oct 11 2018 12:00 AM

Norman and family, I am sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Laura Nasiatka Oct 10 2018 12:00 AM

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