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SIMS, Jerry Mr. Jerry Samuel Sims, age 87, passed away on August 20, 2014 after a lengthy illness. He had resided at Park Springs Retirement Community in Stone Mountain, GA for the past 9 years. Mr. Sims was preceded in death by his father and mother, Thomas and Lucille Grubbs Sims, his sister, Alice Sims Rampley, and his three brothers, Tommy, Monroe, and Morris Sims. He is survived by his sisters, Lucy Sims McMullen of Chatswoth,GA, Dorothy Sims Bishop of Bozeman, MT, Barbara Sims Belcher of Grayson, GA, and 10 nieces and nephews, 13 great nieces and nephews, and 10 great-great nieces and nephews. Mr. Sims was born in Colquitt County, Georgia on November 2, 1926. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He received his AB and MA degrees from George Peabody College. He taught high school for several years and began his second career in 1956 at the Georgia Department of Labor where he became the counseling supervisor for the state of Georgia. He retired in 1984. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 30 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Floral Hills Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Crutchfield officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the American Bible Society or to the . Arrangements by Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Tucker


Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 27, 2014
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