Ruby Elega Sims

By | September 4, 2018 1:44 pm

Ruby Elega Stamps Sims, 90, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 4, 2018, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mrs. Sims was born Jan. 4, 1928, in Akron, Ohio, to Luther and Myrtle Stamps.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl Sims; and a foster sister, Elsie Griffin.

Survivors include one son, Robert Earl (Tammy) Sims, of Sparta; three daughters, Darnell (Gary) Day, of Decherd, Earlayne (Jim) Cantrell, of Quebeck, Leanne (Greg) Frasier, of Sparta; sister-in-law, Karin Sims; six grandchildren, Angela Howell, Wendy (Gary) Capley, Will (Ashley) Day, Payton (Brandi) Sims, Jessica (Lanny) Wheeler, Jarred (Annie) Cantrell; 10 great-grandchildren;

Taylor Cowley, Madelyn and Emma Kate Day, Maddox and Maellie Cantrell, Hadley and Keegan Sims, Arie, Kaden and Chance Wheeler; one special daughter, always with them, Karen Hyder LaFever; numerous nieces and nephews; and special caretaker, Norma Cotten who loved her and took care of her.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Sept. 7, 2018, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends 10 a.m.-1, Sept. 7, at the funeral home. Carl Sims and Dale Sims will officiate.

Will Day, Payton Sims, Lanny Wheeler, Gary Day, Greg Frasier, and Jim Cantrell will serve as pallbearers.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hunter Funeral Home.

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