Clifford Edward Sims
Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home
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.