Mr. Simmons died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at his residence.
Born April 25, 1925, in Banks County, he was the son of the late Johnny and Dosha Broome Simmons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lovenie Erwin Simmons, six brothers and five sisters.
He was a saw miller for a number of years and was a well-known produce farmer in this area.
Survivors include his daughter, Brenda Dean of Cornelia; sons and daughters-in-law, Anthony and Bernice Simmons of Cornelia, Wayne and Grace Simmons, and Glenn and Brenda Simmons, all of Cleveland; four sisters, Geraldine Marcus of Demorest, Betty Harvo of Demorest, Ruth Caufman of Stockbridge and Pat York of Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Those who may wish to express online condolences to the Simmons family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
The Northeast Georgian
December 28, 2012