1/25/15 — Lois Wylene Sumner McMahan

flower4Lois Wylene Sumner McMahan was born June 28, 1931 in Scott, Georgia and died January 23, 2015 at the NHC Healthcare Center in Tullahoma, TN at the age of 83. She was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church of Christ and enjoyed cooking, canning food, gardening and quilting. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas “Jack” Elbert Sumner and Elfreda Black Sumner; sister, Virginia Bennett; four brothers, Jackie Sumner, Ray Sumner, Covin Sumner and Terry Sumner; first husband, Horace Sherrill and two of his daughters, Dorothy Miller and Helen Smith who she dearly loved as if they were her own children. Horace is also the father of her seven children. Also preceding her in death was her late husband, John McMahan and his son Wesley McMahan. She is survived by two sisters, Geraldine McCafferty of Tampa, FL and Patricia Vaden of Murfreesboro, TN; three brothers, Johnny Sumner of Manchester, TN, Paul Sumner of Nashville, TN and Jerry Sumner of Gettysburg, PA; four sons, Vernon (Jr.) Sherrill (Cindy) of Hillsboro, TN, Doyle Sherrill (Diane) of Manchester, TN, Kenneth Sherrill (Tommye) of Beersheba Springs, TN and Randy Sherrill (Bonnie) of Tullahoma, TN; three daughters, Nina Tucker (Gerald) of Winchester, TN, Faye Coleman (Allen) of Manchester, TN and Carrie Hamilton (Ron) of Manchester, TN. She is also survived by John’s children whom she loved dearly as if they were her own, Christy McMahan Herndon, John Richard McMahan and Tammy McMahan. She loved everyone in or related to the Sherrill and McMahan families. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. She will be missed by many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 6 – 9:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be conducted on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home with Elder Leonard Herman, Elder Barry Whiteaker and Brother Benny Benjamin officiating. Burial will follow at the Shady Grove Cemetery. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME in Charge of Arrangements.