Clif­ford Ed­ward Sims

Lester Lackey & Sons Fu­neral Home

The Covington News - - Obituaries -

Mr. Clif­ford Ed­ward Sims died June 21. He wa s born in 1931 in New­ton County, the son of Mr. Early (Byrd) Sims and Mrs. Etta (Camp) Sims.

He grew up and lived in the Springhill Com­mu­nity most of his life. He at­tended school in New­ton County and ac­cepted Christ and joined Good Hope Bap­tist Church early in life and later joined Springhill United Methodist Church. He served in the United States Army dur­ing the Korean War, from 1953-1958. He served in the 630th Engr. Lt. Equip Co., and earned the fol­low­ing medals: National De­fense Ser­vice Medal, United Na­tions Ser­vice Medal, Korean Ser­vice Medal and Good Con­duct Medal. He re­ceived an hon­or­able dis­charge for his ser­vice.

He was em­ployed at the South­ern Spring Bed Com­pany from 1959-1965. He was em­ployed at Gen­eral Mo­tors from 19651992, when he re­tired. He was very ded­i­cated to his em­ploy­ers; he did not like to miss a day at work.

He was a good provider for his fam­ily. He was pre­ceded in death by his brother Mr. Wil­lie C. Sims.

He leaves to cher­ish his mem­o­ries a loving and de­voted wife Mrs. Mary Ellen (Roberts) Sims; chil­dren Leroy An­thony Sims (Ra­mona), An­gela Ivy Allen (Jon), Jan­ice Melinda Parker (Ed­die) and Pamela Reneé Leonard; grand­chil­dren, Jas­mine Reneé Parker, Nicholas Ed­win Parker, An­gel Joneé Allen, Halle Marie Allen, An­thony Lee Sims and LaDerro De­wayne Leonard; sib­lings Dora Lu­cille Va­son, Early Sims, Margie Sims and Gla­dys Sims, all of Cov­ing­ton; aunt Amy (Camp) Rus­sell; spe­cial fam­ily friend Joann (Bas­tian) Pelt; a host of other rel­a­tives and friends.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held June 25 at Springhill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wil­liam Hem­phill of fol­lowed in Lawn­wood Me­mo­rial Park. Fam­ily and friends acted as ladies.


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