Funeral services for Faye Moore Simms, age 93 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Dr. Calvin Todd officiating. Burial will follow in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens beside her husband Lester H. Simms who passed away in 2009. Mrs. Simms passed away Thursday morning at her residence.
A native of Lincoln County, Mrs. Simms was the daughter of the late James Lafayette “Boss” and Mary Lou Buchanan Moore. She was a homemaker, a caregiver and a member of the Fayetteville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include two sons Wayne (Shelia) Simms of Fayetteville, Lionel (Pam) Simms of Baton Rouge, LA, one daughter Jan (Jim) Eldridge of Fayetteville, GA, grandchildren Heath (Gail) Simms of Fayetteville, April (Tony) Sims Fayetteville, Jennifer (Shane) Chambers of Beaumont, TX, Lindsay (John) Gilliam of Baton Rouge, LA, Meghan Simms of Baton Rouge, LA, Ben (Elizabeth) Eldridge of Decatur, GA, and Sam Eldridge of Fayetteville, GA, great-grandchildren Lydia Gilliam, Tim Sims, Joseph Sims, Brys Simms, Bryleah Simms, Braden Simms, Blake Stacey, Lyndsay Bertram, several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the ARP Youth or the ARP Choir.
Visitation with the family will be Friday evening 5-8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.
None of the family of Faye Simms will know me, but when Lester and Faye first married they rented a small apartment in my aunt’s house. She was Effie Park West, and her husband was J. Matt West. You might have heard them mention them. We lived in Texas and my dad worked for railroad. Effie was my dad’s sister and since they had no children, we were their family. We spent a month every summer with them and I think the address was 300 block of College St. House is now gone. I think I had a crush on both Faye and Lester and they were always so nice to us. I remember not liking it when they moved out. My sister and I would stop in Lester’s office sometimes when we were there and his office was near that big building on the cornr of the square. I started working on genealogy a few years ago and somehow, I saw someone post something about the Simms family–wrote them–and they gave me their telephone number. I called and had a nice visit with Faye and she remembered me. They were a dear couple and it makes me sad to think they are both gone. My sincere sympathy to all the family.
Joyce Park Riggs
Jan, Wayne & Lionel, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a fine lady and my family always thought so much of her and of your dad. They were a joy to be around and to all who knew them. I know you will always have wonderful memories of them.
Lionel & Family,
So sorry to hear about your mother. She was such a beautiful lady. Your memories of her will live forever in your heart.
We were both so sorry to hear about your mother. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by her many friends and acquaintances. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
Our deepest sympathy to the Simms family over the loss of their dear mother. Have know Faye a very long time and she was always the same every time you saw her. A very sweet and dear lady.
She will certainly be missed by so many people, all family members are in our thoughts and prayers
God Bless all of you!!
Floyd and Imogene
Thinking of you following the loss of your Mom. May God grant you peace, and may the memories you share sustain you in the days to come.
Lionel and Family – I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. She has always been so nice and such a pretty woman. I enjoyed talking to her at the beauty shop while we were waiting. She will certainly be missed but knowing that she is in the arms of her Creator is such a comfort. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lester & Faye were two of my very favorite people. After I got over being afraid of Lester in my very early banking career, I grew to love them both very much. My life was blessed to have them in it. You all had a very special treasure in your parents. May it help to know that many lives were touched by them and that heaven is their reward. God bless you in your time of sadness.
Wayne & family;
We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. All of yoou are in our prayers and thoughts at this time.
Jim & Kaye
Lester and Faye were two of my favorite people. They were always ready to kid around (Lester especially) and had something funny to say every time I saw them. I know it’s been a tough journey with your mother but she is now at peace and is holding Lester’s hand, once again. Bless you all.
Lionel, Wayne, Jan and families – I was so saddened to learn of your Mothers passing. She was such a sweet and beautiful lady and I enjoyed talking with her when I saw her.
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this very sad time in your lives.
May God bless you.
Sandra Tucker Chunn
Wayne and Family.
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you ,during this difficult time, to find peace and comfort!
I was saddened to learn about your mother’s passing. She was such a beautiful and sweet lady and I know you feel blessed to have had her in your life for so many years. Know that you are in my thoughts and my prayers at this sad time.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you in the days ahead. Love to you all!
Wayne and Family.
We are so sorry for your loss.Praying and Thinking of wach of you.
Brenda & Joe Burns