Mrs. Blanche Hood Simmons, 95, of Swainsboro, passed away Monday, July 18, 2022, at Emanuel Medical Center following a short illness. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 22, in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with J. T. Thompson delivering the eulogy and Reverend Ray Jenkins and Reverend Tommy Henry officiating. Interment followed in Moxley Cemetery. The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, July 22, at Chapman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were J. T. Thompson, Susie Thompson Hall, Lucas Thompson, William Hood, Craig Peebles and Jeff Overstreet. Honorary pallbearers were Kathy Hood and Jerry Hood.
Mrs. Simmons was born December 6, 1926, in Washington County, to Susie Kate Poole Hood and John Marshall Hood. She taught elementary and middle school in Chatham County School system before her retirement. Mrs. Simmons enjoyed reading, sewing, crossword puzzles, watching the Atlanta Braves and most of all, being with her family and friends. She was a member of Oak Chapel Baptist Church where she was the pianist for many years. Mrs. Simmons is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Everett Fisher “Buck” Simmons; great-grandson, Tony Thompson; brothers, Joseph Hood, Winton Hood, Herman Hood, and Marvin Hood.
Mrs. Simmons is survived by her daughters, Susan Payne and Paula Thompson (Larry), both of Swainsboro; grandchildren, J.T. Thompson, Susie Thompson Hall, and Lucas Thompson, all of Swainsboro; great-granddaughter, Emily Thompson; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requested remembrances be made to the Oak Chapel Building Fund, The Gideons, or the charity of your choice.
Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.