Anna Ruth “Tootsie” Simms

Sep. 17, 2013 @ 11:55 PM

Anna Ruth “Tootsie” Simms, age 88 of Dandridge, TN passed away Monday, September 16, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Thomas O. Simms; parents, Otha and Mamie Payne; sisters, Belva DeLeon, Pauline White; brothers, Jimmy and Ben Payne

She is survived by: Sons: J.T. Simms and wife Joyce, Jerry Simms and wife Rhonda; Daughters: Norma Jenkins, Christine Myers and husband David; Grandchildren: Linda Woody and husband Mike, Tim Simms and wife Natalie, Stacy Parton, Travis Myers, Jason Simms and wife Stephanie, Justin Jenkins, Reagan and Andrew Simms; Great-grandchildren: Angela Matthews, Thomas and Lilly Simms, Zachery, Tyler, Hunter, and Bo Parton, David, Michael and Katlyn Simms, Matt Bass, Olivia and Katie Johns, Taylor and Jason Greenlee; Step-grandchildren: Jennifer Greenlee, Jimmy Greenlee and wife Jennifer; Great-great-grandchildren: Ethan Seals and Vincent Matthews; Sisters-in-law: Marjorie Huffaker, Jeanette Ray, Doris Payne; Special nephew: James Carroll White; Several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all Tootie’s caregivers during her sickness.

Funeral service 7 PM Wednesday in the west chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Charlie Harkleroad officiating. Interment at 11 AM Thursday in Beech Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville,TN.