Garland was born on April 15, 1915, to his parents, Steve and Angelina Young Sumner, in Knott County,
Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Chelsea Irene Sumner; two sons; and one
sister, Alice Grigsby. Garland was taken to live among the angels on October 15, 2002, at the age of 87
years, 6 months, and 7 days old. Leaving to mourn him is his wife, Anna Gail Feltner Sumner. Also surviving
is one son, Astor W. Feltner; three daughters, Donna Sue (Hershall) Spencer, Linda Jean (Tom) Dial, and
Clara Kaye (Tom) Pailatto; one brother, Willard Sumner; and three sisters, Isabell Combs, Maggie Godsey
and Diance Sumner; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was buried October 19, 2002, at the Grigsby Cemetery on Lotts Creek, Hazard, Kentucky. Garland
was a man that loved his family, friends, and most of all his Lord. He was a veteran of WW II. At a young
age, he learned to play music. He was one of the original members of the musical band called “THE
KENTUCKY RIVER BOYS”, which was the first band to be broadcasted on WKIC radio in 1954. He was the
last member of the band to pass away.
He left a host of relatives and friends to miss him. He is so missed by all that knew him. Brother Garland
was a charter member and ordained Deacon on the Summertown Old Regular Baptist Church. He loved his
church and all his brothers and sisters in the Lord.
Written by his wife, Anna Gail
And his sister-in-law, Nancy Feltner Kilburn.