17 Comments

  1. Bobbie Renfro Queen

    So sorry to hear that our dear “cuz’ Barbara has passed away. We were such good friends although we lived miles apart. Thank you David for calling our home to give us the sad news. Prayers for our family to heal for we lost an angel on earth who is in heaven now with our heavenly family.

    Reply
  2. Lisa Russell

    I am so sorry to hear about Ms Barbara. She was very kind to me .I spent a lot of time with Debbie as a teenager. I will miss them both so very much. To Randy, Rhonda and David and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You will all be in my prayers.❤️

    Reply
    • Wanda and David Wilbanks

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Reply
  3. Teri Pitts

    Randy, Rhonda and entire family:
    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you!
    Love and Blessings,
    Teri Marty Pitts

    Reply
  4. Paula Arnold Dollar

    Randy, Rhonda and all of the family, I am so sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  5. Chaplain Charlie Dionne

    My thoughts and prayers are with miss Wanda and all the family of Barbara. May you feel the embrace of the Holy Spirit’s comfort.

    Reply
    • Wanda and David Wilbanks

      Thank you.

      Reply
  6. Melissa McCool

    Jerry and Susan
    I am so sorry for the passing of Mrs. Simms. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. With Love Melissa

    Reply
  7. Brenda Perry Brooks Edwards

    So very sorry for your loss. She will be missed

    Reply
  8. Neil Honey

    Randy, you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  9. Terry Lewter

    So sad to hear this! My deepest condolences to all the family and friends! Barbara was not only my cousin, but a very sweet person and soul! I will always remember you Cuz!

    Reply
  10. Van and Melissa Massey

    We are so sorry for your loss. Sending love and praying for you all.
    Van & Melissa Massey

    Reply
  11. Sarah (Renfro) White Stemen

    Barbara, like her mother Aliene, was a beautiful lady and a gentle soul. She will be missed. Prayers for God’s hand to heal your hearts,
    Blessings
    Cuz Sarah (Renfro) White Stemen

    Reply
  12. James Laster

    I’m so sorry for the family

    Reply
    • Ashley Norris

      Ty

      Reply
  13. Anne Beddingfield

    I extend my deepest sympathy. Prayers for comfort for the family

    Reply
    • Ashley Norris

      Ty

      Reply

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Barbara Neal Simms
July 2, 1939 -
January 22, 2021

Visitation

Service 

January 22, 2021
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Graveside service for Barbara Neal Simms, age 81 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Friday at 1 PM at Stewart Cemetery with Bro. Tommy Graham officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Barbara was born on July 2, 1939 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Thomas and Aliene Renfro Henderson. She worked as a fabric cutter for Jonathan Logan until their closing, and then she went home to care for her family. Barbara was of the Baptist faith. She passed away on January 20, 2021 at her residence.

Survivors include her children, Randy (Rhonda) Wilbanks, David (Wanda) Wilbanks, Jack (Donna) Simms, Jerry (Susan) Simms; granchildren, Wesley (Kelly) Wilbanks, Ashley Norris, Zachary (Erica) Wilbanks, Christopher Wilbanks, Christin Wilbanks, Mark (Brandi) Simms, Mindy (Joe) Jennings, Jennifer Simms, Jason Simms; great-grandchildren Trey, Jayden, Blakelynn, Baylin, Caiden, Chloe, Cabella, Brice, Braylon, Brady, Farrah, and Samuel. In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Wayne Simms, daughter, Debbie Pennington, and brother, Larry Henderson.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ms. Barbara Neal Simms.

Video Services

17 Comments

  1. Bobbie Renfro Queen

    So sorry to hear that our dear “cuz’ Barbara has passed away. We were such good friends although we lived miles apart. Thank you David for calling our home to give us the sad news. Prayers for our family to heal for we lost an angel on earth who is in heaven now with our heavenly family.

    Reply
  2. Lisa Russell

    I am so sorry to hear about Ms Barbara. She was very kind to me .I spent a lot of time with Debbie as a teenager. I will miss them both so very much. To Randy, Rhonda and David and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You will all be in my prayers.❤️

    Reply
    • Wanda and David Wilbanks

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Reply
  3. Teri Pitts

    Randy, Rhonda and entire family:
    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you!
    Love and Blessings,
    Teri Marty Pitts

    Reply
  4. Paula Arnold Dollar

    Randy, Rhonda and all of the family, I am so sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  5. Chaplain Charlie Dionne

    My thoughts and prayers are with miss Wanda and all the family of Barbara. May you feel the embrace of the Holy Spirit’s comfort.

    Reply
    • Wanda and David Wilbanks

      Thank you.

      Reply
  6. Melissa McCool

    Jerry and Susan
    I am so sorry for the passing of Mrs. Simms. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. With Love Melissa

    Reply
  7. Brenda Perry Brooks Edwards

    So very sorry for your loss. She will be missed

    Reply
  8. Neil Honey

    Randy, you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  9. Terry Lewter

    So sad to hear this! My deepest condolences to all the family and friends! Barbara was not only my cousin, but a very sweet person and soul! I will always remember you Cuz!

    Reply
  10. Van and Melissa Massey

    We are so sorry for your loss. Sending love and praying for you all.
    Van & Melissa Massey

    Reply
  11. Sarah (Renfro) White Stemen

    Barbara, like her mother Aliene, was a beautiful lady and a gentle soul. She will be missed. Prayers for God’s hand to heal your hearts,
    Blessings
    Cuz Sarah (Renfro) White Stemen

    Reply
  12. James Laster

    I’m so sorry for the family

    Reply
    • Ashley Norris

      Ty

      Reply
  13. Anne Beddingfield

    I extend my deepest sympathy. Prayers for comfort for the family

    Reply
    • Ashley Norris

      Ty

      Reply

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Memories

17 Comments

  1. Bobbie Renfro Queen

    So sorry to hear that our dear “cuz’ Barbara has passed away. We were such good friends although we lived miles apart. Thank you David for calling our home to give us the sad news. Prayers for our family to heal for we lost an angel on earth who is in heaven now with our heavenly family.

    Reply
  2. Lisa Russell

    I am so sorry to hear about Ms Barbara. She was very kind to me .I spent a lot of time with Debbie as a teenager. I will miss them both so very much. To Randy, Rhonda and David and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You will all be in my prayers.❤️

    Reply
    • Wanda and David Wilbanks

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Reply
  3. Teri Pitts

    Randy, Rhonda and entire family:
    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you!
    Love and Blessings,
    Teri Marty Pitts

    Reply
  4. Paula Arnold Dollar

    Randy, Rhonda and all of the family, I am so sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  5. Chaplain Charlie Dionne

    My thoughts and prayers are with miss Wanda and all the family of Barbara. May you feel the embrace of the Holy Spirit’s comfort.

    Reply
    • Wanda and David Wilbanks

      Thank you.

      Reply
  6. Melissa McCool

    Jerry and Susan
    I am so sorry for the passing of Mrs. Simms. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. With Love Melissa

    Reply
  7. Brenda Perry Brooks Edwards

    So very sorry for your loss. She will be missed

    Reply
  8. Neil Honey

    Randy, you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  9. Terry Lewter

    So sad to hear this! My deepest condolences to all the family and friends! Barbara was not only my cousin, but a very sweet person and soul! I will always remember you Cuz!

    Reply
  10. Van and Melissa Massey

    We are so sorry for your loss. Sending love and praying for you all.
    Van & Melissa Massey

    Reply
  11. Sarah (Renfro) White Stemen

    Barbara, like her mother Aliene, was a beautiful lady and a gentle soul. She will be missed. Prayers for God’s hand to heal your hearts,
    Blessings
    Cuz Sarah (Renfro) White Stemen

    Reply
  12. James Laster

    I’m so sorry for the family

    Reply
    • Ashley Norris

      Ty

      Reply
  13. Anne Beddingfield

    I extend my deepest sympathy. Prayers for comfort for the family

    Reply
    • Ashley Norris

      Ty

      Reply

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