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Nancy Ellen Simmons, 96


Passed Away: 02/16/2013

Mrs. Nancy Ellen Simmons, age 96, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Hoyt Simmons; son-in-law, Morgan Nicholson; and granddaughter, Pam Nicholson.

She is survived by her children, Beth and Rick Samples, Buford, GA, Gail Nicholson, Decatur, GA and Linda and Jimmy Spinks, Suwanee, GA; grandchildren, Shelley and Colin Sharpe, Canada, Jamie and Kristin Spinks, Easley, SC, Jennifer Ellen Samples, Buford, GA, Connie and Randy Couchman, Monroe, GA, Julie Samples, Atlanta, GA, and Mack and Autumn Nicholson, Snellville, GA; eight great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Jewel Falkner, Birmingham, AL; and several nieces nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Simmons was born December 30, 1916 in Trussville, AL. She was a 1934 graduate of Trussville High School in Trussville, AL. She was a homemaker and an avid gardener. She was a long-time active member of Sugar Hill United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Senior Adult Encouragers Group and also a member of the Keenagers Senior Group. She had a strong faith in Jesus Christ and was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church Chapel with Rev. Mari Lane Brooks and Dr. Jamie Spinks officiating. She will lie in state from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Nancy Simmons.
To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.

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