Alma Leora Simmons, age 89, of Newton, MS died on Tuesday 4/21/2009 at her residence. Funeral services were held at 2:00pm on Friday 4/24/2009 at the Newton County Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Felton, Rev. Hal Ethridge, and Rev. Larry Duncan officiating. Burial was in the Liberty Cemetery with Newton County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Simmons loved quilting, crocheting, cooking and gardening. She is survived by two sons: Tom Simmons and his wife Gloria of Remlep, AL, Jerry and his wife Lucille of Newton, MS; three daughters: Joyce Johnson and her husband Gary of Newton, MS, Shirley Kornman and her husband Al of Petal, MS, Sue Waltman and her husband Billy of Lake, MS; a sister-in-law Margie Waltman of Lake, MS; 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents: Thomas Marvin Walden and Laura Elizabeth Jones, 2 brothers and 4 sisters.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, 4/23/2009 from 5-8pm at Newton County Funeral Home.