Ruby S. Summer PDF Print E-mail

Ruby Maude Sterling Summer, 92, of Newberry, widow of Claude Pinkney Summer, died Saturday, June 24, 2017, at her residence.

Born on April 19, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Richard Lee and Martha Elizabeth “Mattie” Halfacre Sterling. Mrs. Summer graduated from Newberry College and formerly worked for the Newberry County Magistrates Office and Newberry Sheriff's Office and she retired from Whitten Center. She was a member of The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church of Newberry and a member of the S.C. State Employees Association.

She is survived by a daughter, Martha Moore Summer Bursinger of Newberry and a granddaughter, Julianne Bursinger. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Elizabeth Summer Bursinger.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, June 26, 2017, at The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church of Newberry by the Rev. Dr. Tim Erskine. Entombment will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 – 5:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. In lieu of food or flowers memorials may be made to the Halfacre Cemetery Association c/o Ron Halfacre, 1810 Harper Street, Newberry, SC 29108 or to Manna House c/o Sue Mitchell, 2210 Timber Lane, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Clyde Brown, Nick Davenport, Jerry Davenport, Gene Wicker, Dell Rowe and David Halfacre.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joyce Bonds Scott, Celia Dodgen, Pam Pitts, Jeanette Boozer, Mary Sease Hanna, Carolyn Parsons, Lourene Bates and Elizabeth Adams.

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#18 Marilyn Odom 2017-06-30 08:35
OMG, I did not know about this until yesterday, I am so very sorry about this. I would have been there for you. I will see you soon. You are in my prayers and my thoughts. With much love, Marilyn
#17 Robert & Gerdi Lake 2017-06-28 10:04
Martha & Julianne,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you'll.
#16 Beatrice Gibson 2017-06-26 21:00
I am very sorry for your loss loved one.
Please read John 5:27-29.
Agape' love
Beatrice Gibson
#15 Peggy Bowers 2017-06-26 06:05
Ms.Bursinger & Family,
Our sympathy to you all in the loss of your mother. It was always a pleasure to visit with you & Ms. Summer. She was always thankful for each visit.
Dr. Carroll Pinner
Peggy Bowers
#14 Robbie Koon DeFreese 2017-06-25 19:19
Martha & Family, so sorry to hear about your Mom. I have fond memories of "Miss" Ruby at the Courthouse. You & your family are in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.

Dan & Robbie DeFreese
#13 reva 2017-06-25 18:31
Martha I was sorry to hear that Mrs, Ruby had passed . I did enjoy having her as our customer while she was still getting out. I know the family will miss her ,I will also. I know God will give you all the strength needed at this time in your life. when you remember her , and it may take a while, but remember the good times and her smile
love Reva
#12 Shaye Miller 2017-06-25 14:07
Martha and Julianne , We are so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Ruby was a very special person and she will be missed. May God keep you his arms and bring you comfort. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Eric and Shaye Miller
#11 Robin Cox 2017-06-25 11:37
Ladies, I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Ruby's passing. Heaven gain a wonderful lady, our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you feel Gods loving arms upholding you.
#10 Martha Beard Twigg 2017-06-25 11:07
Martha, Miss Ruby was a beautiful lady inside and out. I will always remember her pretty smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Julianne. Praying for God to hold you close and comfort you both. Martha Beard Twigg
#9 Cindy Leitzsey 2017-06-25 09:00
Martha and Julianne So sorry to hear of Ms Ruby passing Our family will have you in our prayers.Trevor and Casey send their love also.
#8 Bobby Taylor 2017-06-25 07:16
Martha, I am so sorry to hear of "Miss Ruby's" passing. She was such a sweet, sweet lady. She also had a great influence on my law enforcement career. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. God Bless you for putting your life on hold to take care of her...
#7 Susan Senn 2017-06-24 22:00
Prayers and hugs to your family. You both took great care of her, your precious mother and grandmother. We are so sorry for your loss.Another Angel has gone home to heaven!
#6 J Henry Franklin 2017-06-24 20:21
I was saddened to hear of Ms.Ruby's passing. I have many fond memories of Mr. Claude and Ms.Ruby, and hanging out when we were in school. My thoughts and prayers will be with you in the coming days.
God bless,
#5 Sammie Graham 2017-06-24 19:08
Our deepest sympathy in the passing of Ms Ruby. She has been a dear wonderful lady all of my life. I am deeply saddened with you.
#4 PAUL HUTCHINSON 2017-06-24 18:31
#3 Brenda Smith 2017-06-24 15:35
Martha, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around you and your daughter and give you comfort and peace.
#2 Rhonda, Kirksey Koon 2017-06-24 12:18
Martha and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with You. Your Mother was a very sweet, friendly, and thoughtful person. Her memories will remain and be cherished.
#1 Harriett Rucker 2017-06-24 12:09
Martha and Julianne, We are saddened by the loss of
Ruby. There are so many fond years of friendship with your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God's love
and peace be with you now and in the days ahead. Our love
to you, Harriett and Johnny Rucker