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Shelby Ping Gumm, 79, Summersville, KY (1939-2019)

Mr. Gumm was also a self-employed Contractor and Farmer.

Shelby Ping Gumm passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019 at the Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He was 79 years old.

The funeral services for Mr. Shelby Gumm will be conducted at 11amCT on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 South Main Street, Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Green County Memory Gardens. Bro. Mike Akridge, Mike Norman, and J.W. Bennett will be officiating.

Visitation is requested from 4pmCT until 8pmCT on Monday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, and after 7amCT on Tuesday until time of the funeral service.

Mr. Shelby Ping Gumm of Summersville, Kentucky, son of the late Lotten Gumm, Jr. and Exie Hall Gumm, was born on Thursday, November 16, 1939 in Green County and departed this life on Friday, February 22, 2019 at the Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He was 79 years, 3 months, and 6 days of age.

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Summersville Baptist Church. Mr. Gumm was also a self-employed Contractor and Farmer.

Survived by his wife of 43 years, Darlene Vetter Gumm of Summersville having united in marriage on December 6, 1975.

Other survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Sherri and Tim Larimore of Bowling Green, and Jackie and J.W. Bennett of Greensburg; a granddaughter: Kate Larimore Breeding and her husband, Charles of Columbia; a great-granddaughter: Kemma Breeding of Columbia; a sister and her companion: Jo Norman and John Robinson of Louisville; a niece and nephew: Ann Norman of Indiana and Mike Norman of Louisville; great-nephews: Brandon Overbay of Brandenburg, Jacob Norman and Josh Norman both of Louisville; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Gumm was also preceded in death by his grandparents: Othar Hall and Lizzie Myrtle Lewis Hall, and Lotton Gumm and Lillie Bell Gumm.

Memorials are suggested to the Summersville Baptist Church, which can be made at the funeral home.

Pallbearers: Mike Norman, Kenneth Skaggs, Paul Blair, Timmy Marr, John Robinson, Bill Dziepak

Honorary Pallbearers: Walter Mast, William Lewis Warren, Roger Moss, William Earl Henderson, Steve Lewis, John Frank, Vernon Bloyd, Larry Skaggs, Phil Heiskell

Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home is in charge of arangements. Online condolences at

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Shelby Ping Gumm, 79, Summersville, KY (1939-2019)

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