Greta Simmons, 87

by | November 29, 2019 10:30 am

Last Updated: November 27, 2019 at 11:18 am

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Greta Simmons, 87 of Swainsboro, on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro.

Funeral services were held Friday, November 22, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Swainsboro First Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Harrell officiating.

Interment followed at Swainsboro City Cemetery.

The family received friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

Pallbearers were Wes Simmons, Joe Howard, Tripp Howard, Heath Simmons, Cody Collins, Joseph Howard, Craig Peebles, David Simmons, and Henry Terwilliger.

Honorary escorts were her caregivers.

Mrs. Simmons was born July 30, 1932 in Blundale, Emanuel County to the late Joseph Milton and Delma Anglin Lumpkin. She loved her family and friends unconditionally. Her greatest love was her husband, Herbert Eugene Simmons, and she loved to dance. Tremendously kind and gracious, she was known for her wonderful letters, notes, and cards she sent endlessly. She loved gardening, her flowers, and sharing them with others. She loved spending the holidays with her family and would cook and decorate for weeks. She managed the children’s shop at Dolores and Woody’s for more than 30 years. People would come from miles around to shop there. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph Milton Lumpkin Jr. and Walter Lumpkin.

Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Herbert Eugene Simmons of Swainsboro; daughter, Gennie S. Wright (Noel) of Isle of Hope; sons, Clay Simmons (Sandi) of Birmingham, Alabama and Bill Simmons (Marcie) of Swainsboro; grandchildren, Tripp Howard, Joe Howard, Wes Simmons, Jessica Collins, Heath Simmons, Rachel Hilton, Laura Simmons, David Simmons, Kelly Whitworth, and Megan Cobb; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

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