Mrs. Simmons died Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Born Nov. 14, 1915, in Cordele, she was the daughter of the late Marion Henry and Ethel Jane Cunningham Wood. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William D. “Bill” Simmons.
She was a homemaker, a graduate of Homer High School, and was formerly employed with Bell Bomber during World War II. Mrs. Simmons was a charter member of the Habersham Chapter of the Rosie the Riveter National Association. She was also the travel coordinator for Banks County AARP for many years. Mrs. Simmons was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church and attended Harmony Baptist Church. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many people.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, William Pat and Anne Simmons of Morganton, and Ricky and Carolyn Simmons of Commerce; sisters, Virginia Martin of Cornelia, and Polly Hooks of Florida; brother, Jack Wood of Cordele; grandchildren and their husbands, Pam and Scott Bettridge and Becky and Jason Hughes; grandchildren, Virginia Simmons and Bill Simmons; great-grandchildren, Catherine and Will Bettridge and Lucy and Henry Hughes; and special niece, Gail Westbrook of Alto.
Memorials may be made to Harmony Baptist Church, 5223 Old Highway 441 North, Baldwin, Georgia 30511.
Those wishing to express online condolences may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
The Northeast Georgian
July 11, 2012