Erma Simms

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LAURINBURG — Erma Alice "Nana" Simms, 77, of Laurinburg passed away on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.

Erma was born on April 2, 1940 in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, a loving daughter of the late Jesse Fred Simms and Freda Mae Simms. She retired after many years of service with Abbott Laboratories.

She enjoyed drinking coffee, traveling to the beach, bowling, flower gardening and most of all, she loved babysitting for her grandchildren.

Erma will always be remembered as a devoted mother, grandmother, aunt and friend and she will truly be missed.

Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her siblings, Virginia Rogers, Bobby Simms, Arby Simms, Lewis Simms and Ernest Simms.

Erma leaves behind her children, sons, Teelo Rutledge (Mary Anne) of Mechanicsville, Va.; Timothy Rutledge of Wheeling, W.V.; Joey "Joe" Rutledge (Annette) of Okatie, S.C.; a daughter, Kim Rosinski (Thomas, Jr.) of Laurinburg; brothers, Shelton Simms of Flint, Mich.; Eugene Simms of Rainelle, W.V.; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel. The family will conduct a remembrance service beginning at 3 p.m. A private interment will be at a later date.

Memorial donations are requested to be given to the Restoring Hope Center or Church Community Service.

Services entrusted to Richard Boles Funeral Service.

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Richard Boles Funeral Service
13640 Andrew Jackson Hwy.
Laurinburg, NC 28352
(910) 291-0066
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Published in Laurinburg Exchange from Dec. 13 to Dec. 14, 2017