Silas Sumner, of Forest Park, formerly of McCreary County, Ky., passed away on Sept. 11, 2012. Mr. Sumner, Army Veteran, fought in WWII. He was awarded four bronze stars. He also fought in the Battle for the Rhine River, the Battle of the Bulge, and the Battle of Normandy, was a gunnery sergeant on a 50 cal. anti-aircraft gun, guarded Hitlers SS Troups in Lenz, Austria, and he participated in the 20,000 man march; A true American hero.

Services will be held at Ash Street Baptist Church on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 11:00am. Dr. J. Murray Edwards will be officiating. Interment to follow at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5-8pm.

Preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Sally Sumner. Survivors include his daughters, Lynn Luetkemeyer and Paula Choate both of Forest Park, Ga., son, Ken Sumner(Sandy) of Cedartown, Ga., sister, Billie Faye Sumner of Plattsmith, NE; brother, Richard P. Sumner (Wilma) of Bellevue, NE; 4 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers please make donations to VEO of Georgia in support of our homeless veterans at 386 Lanier Street NW., Atlanta, Georgia 30318, 404-889-8710 or

Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow, Ga. 770-961-2828 in charge of arrangements.