Mary Simmons, 88

Mary Etta Cobb Simmons, 88, of Myrtle, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Union County Health and Rehab in New Albany.
She was born Sept. 13, 1924, in Ingomar to Henry Anderson and Mary Elizabeth Gement Cobb. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Myrtle. She loved her church family and lived a testimony of her faith in Christ through the selfless love she so freely bestowed on anyone she met. Her friends were priceless to her, especially her friends at Traceway Manor where she resided for six and a half years. She considered her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren the most precious gifts that our heavenly Father gave her.
Services were at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at United Funeral Service chapel with the Rev. Donnie Schuman and Dr. John Snyder officiating. Burial was at Gerizim Cemetery in Myrtle.
She is survived by two sons, Danny Simmons (Ruby) and Charlie Simmons (Glenda); two daughters, Brenda Russell (Chuck) and Sandy Carwile (David); seven grandchildren, Eric Simmons, Marc Simmons, Tracy Simmons, Amy Jeter (Chad), Aaron Nanney (Andi), Ginger Burns (Brandon) and Beth Kizer (Matt); and seven great-grandchildren, Anna Jeter, Lily Jeter, Jenna Simmons, Rusty Kizer, Kyle Kizer, Everett Burns and Preslee Nanney.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 56 years, James Dorsey Simmons; three brothers, Ernest, Troy, and James Cobb; and two sisters, Etoyle Willard and Dorothy Gray.
Memorials may be made to Temple Baptist Church or Traceway Manor in Tupelo.
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