PHILIP RAY SIMMONS, SR.- 90, of New Philadelphia, passed away early Friday morning, Dec. 13, 2013, in the Community Hospice House. Born in GOSHEN in his parents’ home on Jan. 12, 1923, he was the son of the late John Nathanial and Caroline H. (Brown) Simmons. He was a graduate of Tuscarawas Warwick High school and then served in the United States Army, discharged as a Corporal. On April 3, 1948, Philip married his lifelong companion and friend, the late Mary T. (Meechan) Simmons. He spent his professional career as a lumber jack for 43 years.
Visitations will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home and Crematory, at New Philadelphia, on Monday from 4-7 p.m. A service celebrating his life will be held in the funeral home’s chapel on Tuesday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the St. James Lutheran Cemetery where military honors will be rendered. A meal will be shared at the Geib Family Center following the committal service
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.
A full obit can be seen at the Times Reporter website.
EDNA SIMMONS will turn 100 years old on October 9th. Edna was born in Goshen, in 1913, to the late Thordie and Sarah (Rhodes) Briggs. Cards may be sent to her in care of Park Village, 1525 Crater Ave., Room 14H, Dover Ohio, 44622. An open house is also planned on October 5th from 1:30-3:30 in the lower dining room of Park Village.
Siblings of Edna’s were Bessie Maple, Jessie McGuyrt, Olive Varnes, George Briggs, Norman Briggs, Veneta Hawk, Mildred Lake and Otis Briggs. Edna enjoys the activities at Park Village, especially playing Bingo and Bunco and the annual picnic that is held in September. She also enjoys attending church picnics with nieces Myrna (Lake) Holderbaum and Darleen (Lake) Imer and attending the Haven of Rest banquet that is held at the Carlisle House in Walnut Creek each October. She has been a member of Sharon Moravian Church in Tuscarawas for over 77 years.