Republican state Senator Jim Summerville of Dickson returned to the Senate floor Wednesday after missing two weeks of the General Assembly session following sudden surgery. The 25th District freshman was greeted with a standing ovation by his colleagues as the legislators work toward finishing their business for this session. Summerville fell ill at his Dickson home March 27 and was taken to a Nashville hospital where a statement said he underwent “unexpected” surgery. Summerville remained hospitalized until this past weekend and returned to his legislative seat yesterday. He thanked his colleagues and constituents for their thoughts and prayers during his illness and recovery. Summerville’s office has not released any details on the nature of the illness or surgery. After winning the 25th District seat in a shocking upset over Democratic incumbent Doug Jackson of Dickson in 2010, the 65-year-old Summerville has previously said he plans to seek another four-year term in 2014 as long as his health allows. Under the new voting districts adopted in 2011, the 25th Senate District now consists of Dickson, Cheatham, Hickman, Humphreys and Robertson counties.