Mrs. Simms was the daughter of the late Cecil Earl and Minnie Ola Vaught Talley. She was a graduate of Knoxville High School and was a member of First Baptist Church.
Married to Vincent Simms on May 24, 1939, the couple owned and operated Simms TV in Lebanon for 65 years. She enjoyed traveling, photography, crafts and sewing. In her younger years she had many entries in the State Fair. She was a classy southern lady.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Vincent Simms on May 4, 2011; and siblings Doyle Wilson Talley, Mary Louise Talley, Ruth Kathleen Wallace and Dorothy Mai Ballinger.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Gwen Simms of Lebanon; grandchildren Stephanie (Chris) Morgan, Michelle (Jeremy) Bettle, Melissa (Chris) Hancock, Tiffany Blanton and Amy Blanton; great grandchildren Hunter, Tanner, Sawyer, Warner & Anna Lyn Morgan, Jothi & Deepika Hancock; and sister, Elizabeth Thompson of Donelson.
Pallbearers included: Wendell Barrett, Chris Morgan, Richard Hosier, Tony McFalls, Phil Harlan, Bill Simms, Tanner Morgan and Sawyer Morgan. The family would like to thank Elmcroft Assisted Living and Odyssey Hospice for their excellent care.
Memorials may be made to the Wilson County Museum, c/o Mrs. Mildred Gaston, 109 Oak Hill Circle, Lebanon, TN 37087.
Arrangements were in the care of Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.