Obituary- Lois F. Simmons (1932-2020)


Lois Faye Simmons of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, July 20, 2020 with loved ones by her side. Lois was born November 6, 1932 in Wollum, Arkansas to John Hodges and Ella (Morris) Hodges. She was 87 years old.She was a member of Winfield Baptist Church for over 60 years. She was a faithful, strong Christian woman that lived by her beliefs and taught her children the same.

Lois was the oldest child of 5 and the only girl. So needless to say with 4 brothers it was only natural for to be caring, kind, resilient and a little stubborn. Lois graduated from WHS with honors. She got her first job by writing a letter to the President of the Bank of Waldron who hired her immediately. Lois worked there until she married and had her children. Lois was married to the love of her life, Earl Simmons for over 40 years. She was a homemaker who loved to garden, can, sew and was a wonderful cook. When her children got older and had families of their own, she was very involved in helping raise her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She later went to work for the Waldron Public Schools in the lunch room. She impacted many young children’s lives with her warm and welcoming smile. After retirement, she worked as a home health aide and it was only natural for her because she was always helping her neighbors or anyone she knew in one way or another. She later went on to run and work 2 chicken houses. She never let anything slow her down. When she wasn’t working, Lois enjoyed being surrounded by family.

Lois leaves behind to cherish her memory, her children: Susan Spence and husband Ed of Waldron, Arkansas, Judy Tucker and husband Douglas of Mansfield, Arkansas and Robert Simmons and wife Lynette of Waldron, Arkansas. Granny will forever remain in the hearts of her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by 2 brothers, Roy Hodges and wife Lida of Rogers, Arkansas and Jerry Hodges and wife Carlene of South Carolina. Lois will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including an extended family of nieces, nephews, friends, loved ones and her church family.

Lois was preceded in death by her loving husband Earl Simmons, her parents, John and Ella Hodges and two brothers: Rex Hodges and Joe Hodges.

Lois’ life celebration will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 24, 2020, at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Bro. William Crelia officiating. Interment will follow in the Sehorn Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

Lois’ pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandsons.

Lois’ visitation will be Thursday, July 23, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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