Ernest James Sims
Ernest James Sims, age 89, of Hawkinsville Road, Macon went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in a local hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Bridges Funeral Home in Gray. Interment followed at Highview Cemetery in Gray.
Mr. Sims, the son of the late James Jimbo Sims and Pearl Maddox Sims, was born in Bonifay, Florida, on June 16, 1922, and had lived in Macon for the past ten years. After completing his education, he served his country with honor as a member of the United States Army from 1940-1945. Upon his return to civilian life, Mr. Sims worked for and retired from the Bibb County Schools as a bus driver, as an assistant Park Ranger at Indian Springs State Park. He was also a caretaker for Walasi-Yi Center in Blairesville in the 1970s. Mr. Sims was a member of Harvest Cathedral in Macon and was preceded in death by his wife: Helen Montaine Sims; and a son: Jim Stanton.
Mr. Sims is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law: Barbara Hardy of Macon, Mai-Lan and Bobby Ledbetter of Dahlonega and Nena and Donnie Gilreath of Macon; and by 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Comprehensive Cancer and Research Center, 858 High Street, Macon, Georgia 31201.
The family may be contacted at the residence of Mrs. Barbara Hardy at 6629 Hawkinsville Road in Macon.
Bridges Funeral Home and Crematory in Gray has charge of arrangements. Please visit the online memorial at: www.bridgesfh.com.
Mrs. Bobbye Kinser, age 80, of Dahlonega, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Gracemont Assisted Living and Memory Care in Cumming, Ga.
Mrs. Kinser was born in Vine Grove, Ky. October 9, 1931. She had lived in Lumpkin County since 1998. Mrs. Kinser was devoted to children and spent 40 years teaching Sunday School at churches that she attended.
Mrs. Kinser was the daughter of the late Kenneth Adkins and Ernestine Smith Adkins and was also preceded in death by brothers, Donald Adkins and Jim Adkins.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Damon Kinser, Dahlonega; daughters and sons-in-law, Teree and Martin Nethery, Dahlonega, Judy and Tim Powell, Dahlonega, Laurie and Ken Moore Jr., Cumming; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Linda Kinser, Jeffersontown, Ky., David and Jennifer Kinser, Dahlonega; brothers, Buddy Adkins, Benton, Ky., and Bill Adkins, Frankfort, Ky. A total of 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous other relatives also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Kinser were held Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.
Rev. McKay Caston officiated.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in Bobbye’s memory be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011,www.alz.org; the Rainbow Children’s Home, 247 East Main Street, Dahlonega, Ga. 30533; or to your favorite charity.
Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of the arrangements.