Ginnie V. Simmons
Mrs. Ginnie V. Oatis Buckley Simmons, 72, died late Thursday night, October 9, 2014, at her residence in rural Lawrence County. Services for Mrs. Simmons were held on Saturday, October 18, at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Oakvale, with Elder Thad Easter officiating. Interment was in the New Zion Cemetery, with Laird Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Simmons was the daughter of the late George Oatis and the late Mattie J. Jones of rural Jefferson Davis County. At an early age, she joined the South Pleasant Hill MB Church, and remained a member until she moved to Scranton, PA, and united with the Salvation Temple Church.
Mrs. Simmons was reared and educated in Jefferson Davis County area, graduating from J.E. Johnson High, prior to attending Prentiss Institute.
As a young woman, Mrs. Simmons married the late Robert Buckley, and to this union five children were born. Mrs. Simmons married the late Joe Simmons after becoming a widow, and to this union two sons were born, one of whom preceded her in death.
After moving back to Lawrence County, Mrs. Simmons united with the Holiness Church of God in Christ in Silver Creek.
Her survivors include two sons, Timothy (Michelle) Buckley of Scranton, PA, and Stephen D. Simmons of Scranton, PA; four daughters, Donna McNair, Annie Ruth Buckley, Carolyn (Kenny Ray) Magee, and Dorothy Buckley, all of Lawrence County; 27 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.