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Allen N. Simmons

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Allen N. Simmons BENNINGTON Allen Nesbit Simmons of Surfside Beach, S.C., died Saturday, June 28, 2008. Born in North Bennington, a son of the late Herman Mclane "Jack" Simmons and Marcia Allen Simmons, he graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He also attended Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C. An Army veteran of World War II, he served three years with the Glider Troops in France, the Air Force Cadet Program. He retired after 33 years with Union Carbide Corporation as an engineering manager, living in New York, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia. Mr. Simmons was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Masonic Lodge, Moose Club and was a licensed professional engineer in Ohio and Tennessee. A nine gallon blood donor, he ran The Red Cross Program in Tennessee. He was a licensed Episcopalian Lay Reader in Tennessee and West Virginia and led the start up of a new Episcopal Church in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Mr. Simmons was an avid golfer and was proud to have designed and built the first log cabin home in Surfside Beach, having done much of the later construction himself. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Carolyn Anne Quance Simmons and his fiance of 11 years, Jean B. Alexander. He leaves two daughters, Nancy Anne Crossman and husband Daryl, with grandchildren Nicholaus and Kyra of Sandwich, Cape Cod, Mass., and Sally Anne Wilson and husband, Randolph, with granddaughter, Emily Anne of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and a twin brother, Arthur C. Simmons and his wife, Therese. FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service will be today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Surfside Beach, S.C. An online guest book is available at goldfinchfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your Grand Strand Humane Society 3241 10th Ave. Ext. Myrtle Beach, SC 29578.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 2, 2008
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