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Erma Alice "Nana" Simms, 77, of Laurinburg, NC, formerly of Beckley, WV, passed away on Thursday December 7, 2017.
Erma was born on April 2, 1940 in Greenbrier County, WV, 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.
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, WV, Joey "Joe" Rutledge (Annette) of Okatie, SC; a daughter, Kim Rosinski (Thomas, Jr.) of Laurinburg; brothers, Shelton Simms of Flint, MI, Eugene Simms of Rainelle, WV; 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and her nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 2 until 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel, Laurinburg, NC. The family will conduct a remembrance service beginning at 3 p.m. A private interment will be at a later date.
Services entrusted to Richard Boles Funeral Service, Laurinburg, NC.
Published on December 13, 2017
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