Anna Ruth “Tootsie” Simms
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.