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James R. Simmons
Desoto- James R. Simmons, age 61, of DeSoto, passed away at 5:36am on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at the Veteranís Affairs Medical Center in Marion.
James was born in Murphysboro on August 4, 1947, the son of James E. and Virginia Simmons. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in DeSoto and a United States Navy Veteran. He was a former coal miner.
Survivors include three daughters- Angela and Bobby Heffner of Cannonberg, PA
Jamie Renee Simmons
Rochelle Leigh Simmons
Special Friend and caregiver- Cathy Dover of DeSoto
Brother- Steve and Becky Simmons of DeSoto
Four Sisters- Judy and James Kiehn of DuQuoin
Tonya Jo Simmons of Herrin
Linda and R.D. Daugherty of Ramsey
Donna Reynolds of DuQuoin
Several Nieces and nephews
James was preceded in death by his parents and his step-mother- Louise Simmons.
Graveside services will be held at 11am on Monday, March 23, 2009 at Maplewood Cemetery in Marion with Rev. Chris Hottensen officiating. Friends and family are asked to gather directly at the cemetery. Military honors will be presented by Marionís VFW Post #1301, American Legion Post #147 and National Guard Unit.
For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com