Winniford Simmons

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LAURINBURG — Winniford Alwood Simmons, Jr., 58, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at FirstHealth of the Carolinas Moore Regional Hospital.

Born January 13, 1960 in Scotland County he was a son of the late Winniford Alwood and Sarah Katherine Huggins Simmons. He was president of Simmons Lumber Company Do-It-Center and was also a disc jockey and independent insurance agent for a number of years. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Winniford was a huge fan of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks and was a Ham Radio Operator. He enjoyed history (especially local history), traveling and cooking.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Carol Hayes Simmons of the home; two sons, Winniford Alwood Simmons, III (Rachel) and Frazier Prosser Simmons both of Charleston, S.C.; two daughters, Rebecca Katharine Simmons and Sarah Elizabeth Simmons of the home; and one sister, Kathy Simmons Collier (Michael) of Goldsboro.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium.

A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18 at First Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Wayne Wike and Rev. Dr. Drag Kimery. Burial will be private.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 302 East Church Street, Laurinburg, NC 28352 or for Frontotemporial Degeneration, AFTD, Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087.

McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium is serving the family.

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McDougald Funeral Home & Crematorium
305 East Church Street
Laurinburg, NC 28353
(910) 276-2200
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Published in Laurinburg Exchange from Jan. 16 to Jan. 17, 2018