Address: Celo Community
Date of Death: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: Ruth Jones Simmons of Celo went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 21st at her home surrounded by her family. A native of Avery County, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Maude Hughes Jones. She was preceded in death by brothers: Ray Hughes and Newton and Creed Jones; and, a sister: Title Hughes.
Ruth was a retired employee of Baxters. She was a member of Celo United Methodist Church. Music played a very important part in Ruth’s life. She enjoyed singing gospel music, having appeared on the Arthur Smith Show and Carolina Barn Dance.
Surviving are her husband of 53 years: Phillip Simmons; children: Patty Fisher and husband, Kenneth, of Linville Falls, Phillip Simmons and wife, Tammy, of Spruce Pine, Susan Simmons, John Simmons and wife, Susan, and Becky Hughes and husband, Robbie, all of Celo; 9 grandchildren; a great grandchild; and, a brother: Roy Jones and wife, Pat, of Avery County.
Funeral services will be held at 7:30 PM Thursday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Revs. Luther Carver and Tommy Robertson will officiate. A graveside service will be held at 11AM Friday in Carroway Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.
To send an online condolence please visit www.holcombebrothers.com