Beatrice Norton Simmons, 87
Passed Away: 11/05/2012
Beatrice Norton Simmons, age 87, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012.
Mrs. Simmons was born on September 6, 1925, in Banks County, Georgia; daughter of the late Noah and Daisy Simmons Norton. She was also
preceded in death by her husband, William W. Simmons; sons, Glenn Simmons, Jr. and Dwayne Simmons; step-mother, Belle Savage Norton;
brothers, Rass Norton and Nathan Norton; step-brother, R.C. Savage; sister, Christine Chitwood; and step-sister, Susie Savage. Mrs.
Simmons was a retired employee of Mt. Vernon Mills with 35 years of service and formerly employed with Carwood Manufacturing. She was a
member of Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church and the Banks County Senior Citizens.
Survivors include her granddaughter who was reared in the home, Lawanda Giles, Toccoa, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Terrell and
Shirley Simmons and Nero and Denise Simmons, both of Baldwin, GA and Steve and Stephanie Simmons, Commerce, GA; son, Harold Simmons, Homer,
GA; daughter-in-law, Margaret Simmons, Baldwin, GA; sisters, Nolia Simpson, Ellijay, GA and Geneva Nix, Athens, GA; brothers, John A. Norton, Baldwin, GA and Seaborn Norton, Athens, GA; ten grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church with Elder David Bryson, Rev. Ricky Brown, and Mr. Chris Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin,
Those wishing to express online condolences to the Simmons family may do so by visiting our www.whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, Georgia.
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