Jul 20, 2010 - 07:18:25 pm CDT: Elon - Hattie Simmons Smith, age 91, of 683 Simmons Rd. went to be with the Lord Sunday July 18, 2010. A native of Caswell County, she was the wife of the late James Elmer Smith and daughter of the late Berry Washington and Bertha Minor Simmons. She was a former employee of Holt Hosiery and a longtime member of Concord Christian Church where she had held several church offices. Survivors include brothers, Elbridge "Elb" Simmons and wife Wanda, Brodie Simmons and wife Irene and Ervin Simmons and wife Didama all of Elon; sisters, Edna Faison, Lottie Tate and Verdie Rice all of Burlington and Mona Busick of Browns Summit; one nephew and numerous nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and brothers, William Simmons and Robert Simmons.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday at the Concord Christian Church by Rev. Keith Murray and Rev. C. Allen Myers. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Smith will remain at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory until being taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the funeral service. The family will receive friends at Lowe Funeral Home from 6-8 pm Tuesday and other times the residence.
The family would like to thank the Hospice staff for the special care they gave their sister. Memorials may be made to Concord Christian Church, c/o Doug Simmons, 5730 Cherry Grove Rd., Elon, NC. 27244 or to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell; 914 Chapel Hill Rd., Burlington, NC 27215. You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com.
Source: The Caswell Messenger (Yanceyville, North Carolina), 21 July 2010.