Funeral services for Mr. Lester Higgins Simms, age 93 of Fayetteville will be conducted at 11AM Saturday at Higgins Funeral Home with Dr. Calvin Todd officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hills Cemetery. Mr. Simms passed away Thursday in Lincoln Medical Center.
He was a native of Lincoln County and the son of the late George Washington Higgins Simms and Catherine McCown Simms. Mr. Simms was the first Manager of the Fayetteville Natural Gas System, was a veteran of WW II, and was an active member and elder of the Fayetteville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years Faye Moore Simms of Fayetteville, two sons Lionel Lester Simms and wife Pam of Baton Rouge, LA, Allen Wayne Simms and wife Shelia of Fayetteville, one daughter Jan Simms Eldridge and husband Jim of Fayetteville, GA, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Visitation with the Simms family will be Friday evening 5-8PM at Higgins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Fayetteville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.