John “Denny” Sumrall

Published 2:47 pm Friday, May 7, 2021

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Beloved father, grandfather, and uncle, John Dennis “Denny” Sumrall of Bogalusa passed away on May 6, 2021, in New Orleans. Born in Bogalusa on Dec. 15, 1952, to the late B.L. and Sue Sumrall, Mr. Sumrall was a Member and Deacon of First Presbyterian Church in Bogalusa. Mr. Sumrall served his country in the U.S. Army.

Mr. John Dennis Sumrall is survived by his son, Christopher (Amy) Sumrall; three grandchildren, Asia (Kenneth) Swartz, Alena (John Shubert) Sumrall and Kyra Sumrall; and one soon to be great-grandchild, Adelaide Swartz. Also, he is survived by his nieces and nephews, Antionette Catha, Nikki Hobgood Joyce, Harold Catha Jr., Jeff Bickham, Troy Culbertson, Ben Culbertson and Nick Culbertson.

Mr. Sumrall was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Levi “B.L.” Sumrall and Mrs. Susan “Sue” Batton Sumrall; and also his three sisters, Rebecca Sumrall Veret, Sylvia Sumrall Fortenberry and Roselyn Sumrall Culbertson.

Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home in Bogalusa on Monday, May 10, from 9:30 a.m. until the services at 11 a.m. The Rev. Darryl Fortenberry and the Rev. Harold Gaddy will officiate the service and interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be performed by the American Legion Magic City Post #24.