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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Virginia Ruth Simmons

  • Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Ruth (Cheatham) Simmons, 82, of Garland, Texas, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel of Wilson with the Rev. Joshua R. Gunter officiating. Interment will follow at Simon Cemetery south of Wilson.
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  • Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Ruth (Cheatham) Simmons, 82, of Garland, Texas, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel of Wilson with the Rev. Joshua R. Gunter officiating. Interment will follow at Simon Cemetery south of Wilson.
    Mrs. Simmons was born August 24, 1930, at Halls, Tenn., to the late Mr. Charlie Elbert Cheatham and Mrs. Ruby Louise (Miller) Cheatham. She departed this life Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at Garland, Texas.
    Mrs. Simmons was raised in Tennessee and relocated to Texas in her mid 20's. She and Mr. Frankie Melbourn Simmons were united in marriage on June 5, 1959, at Hugo, Okla. They have lived most of their years together in Garland, Texas, where Virginia was employed at Texas Instruments. She also worked as a devoted homemaker and enjoyed tagging along hunting and fishing with Frankie. She also enjoyed reading and knitting and was a member of the Lavon Drive Baptist Church of Garland, Texas.
    Preceding her in death were her parents; and a brother, Charles.
    Survivors include her husband, Frankie of the home; son, James Carlton Simmons and wife, Renee of Corinth, Texas; daughter, Barbara Louise Stone of Garland, Texas; brother, N.B. Cheatham of Garland, Texas; one granddaughter, Christine; two great-granddaughters, Adrianna and Chloe; and numerous other family and friends.
    Pallbearers are family.
    Family visitation will be from 5-7 this evening at the funeral home in Wilson.
    Condolences may be sent online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.
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