WATERTOWN -- Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 29 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Sims, 88, of Lebanon.
A native of Wilson County and a former employee of Robertshaw / Lux Time, Mrs. Sims died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 200 at her residence.
She was the daughter of the late Carl and Lois Evans Henley and a member of the Shop Springs Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends Sunday between the hours of 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at on Monday prior to the funeral. Burial will be at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: children Loydean Smithwick of College Grove, Ed (Jean) Sims of Delrose, Carlene (Roy) Gilleland of Nashville, Alice Faye Moore of Spring City, Barbara (Phillip) Allison and Johnie Loyd (Patsy) Sims, Jr. -- all of Lebanon.
Also surviving are grandchildren Mary Beth Fortugno, Walter and Michael Smithwick, Michael Sims, John Sims, Mark Sims, Ensley and Madeline Hagan, Johnie Loyd Sims III, Amanda Moore, Melissa Ellis and John Moore; 16 great grandchildren; siblings Mildred Graves and Charlotte White -- both of Lebanon, Herald Henley and Margaret Beadle -- both of Watertown and Russell Henley of Lighthouse Point, Florida as well as numerous nurses and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sims is preceded in death by husband Johnie Loyd Sims, son Herbert Carl Sims, three grandchildren, sister Mabel Owens and brothers Samuel and Robert Henley.
Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, is in charge of arrangements.