Martha Jane Simmons | 1943-2017

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Martha Jane Simmons

Martha Jane Simmons, 74, of Poolville died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Decatur.

Graveside service is 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Boonsville Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

Martha was born April 25, 1943, in Talladega, Ala., to Lonzy and Odelle (Pate) Headley. She loved cooking, gambling and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sons Joe Dennis Long Jr., Ricky Lee and Henry “Hank” Walton; and brothers Carl and Richard Headley.

Martha is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Bobby Simmons; sons Lynn Long and wife, Jaslyn, Tim and Donnie Walton and Jason Simmons and wife, Samantha; daughter Alice Dees and husband, Daniel; sisters Lucy Chapin and Jean and Flossie Hunter; 38 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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