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Dwayne “Simon” Simmons
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Funeral services for Dwayne “Simon” Simmons, 63, of Baldwin, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Darby and the Rev. Paul Bryson officiating. Burial followed in Union Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Hollingsworth Community.

Mr. Simmons died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011.

Born Oct. 26, 1948, in Habersham County, he was a son of Beatrice Norton Simmons and the late William Simmons. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn Simmons.

Simon was a fanatic Georgia Bulldogs fan and spent many Saturdays gathered around the television with his sons supporting the Dawgs. He was also a former youth football coach who touched the lives of many young men, and an avid golfer.

Simon was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church of the Hollingsworth Community. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother who enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his two grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Kaye Smallwood Simmons of the home; son, Jeff Sosebee of Mt. Airy; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Kerri Simmons of Alto; mother, Beatrice Norton Simmons of Baldwin; grandchildren, Blake and Brittany Sosebee; brothers and sisters-in-law, the Rev. Terrell and Shirley Simmons and Verlon and Denise Simmons, all of the Hollingsworth Community, Steve and Stephanie Simmons of Commerce; and brother, Harold Simmons of Homer.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia was in charge of arrangements.