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Alvin “Stone” Sims

Mr. Alvin “Stone” Sims, age 41, died December 7, 2013, at the Lawrence County Hospital in Monticello. Services for Mr. Sims were held on December 14 at Shady Grove MB Church in Silver Creek, with Pastor Gary McInnis officiating. Interment was in the Shady Grove Cemetery, with Laird Mortuary, LLC in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Sims was the son of Ruby Nell Newsome Sims and the late John “JD” Sims of New Orleans, LA. At an early age Mr. Sims moved with his family to Prentiss, and was reared and educated in this area, graduating from Prentiss High School in 1990.

Mr. Sims worked much of his adult life as an offshore worker, and also as an entrepreneur, specializing in social productions and catering. During his life on earth, Mr. Sims was known as a loving and supportive son, father, brother, uncle and friend.

Mr. Sims survivors include his mother, Ruby Nell Sims of Prentiss; two daughters, Shericka (Shawn) McInnis and Mianna Dampeer; two sons, Montario Adams and Tallon Lockhart; five sisters, Eva (Billy Ray) Sands, Patricia (Estus) Poole, Veronica Williams, Patricia Anderson, and Brenda (George) Smith; five brothers, Jesse (La Vetra) Newsome, Lewis (Joan) Thompson, Johnny Earl Sims, Ricky (Yolanda) Sims, and John D. Davis; and a special friend, Tina Buckley.