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9/1/2012 3:02:00 PM
Earl W. Simmons Sr.
February 14, 1939 - September 1, 2012

Earl W. Simmons Sr., 73, of Mt. Auburn, passed away at 2:20 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 2012 at his residence.

He was born February 14, 1939 in Harvel, the son of Sam and Estella Parish Simmons. He married Alice Wright on November 29, 1958 at Calvary Baptist Church, Taylorville. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Mine Workers Association.

Surviving are his wife, Alice; mother, Estella Simmons of Pana; son, Earl Wayne (Jill) Simmons Jr. of Taylorville; daughters, Susan (Harry) Harter of IN, Rose Beaston of Mt. Sterling and Linda (David) Loyd of Mt. Auburn; 14 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Howard (Shirley) Simmons of Blue Mound, Hershell (Yvette) Simmons of Xenia, IL, Harold (Inge) Simmons of Oconee, Dale (Vicki) Simmons of Mt. Auburn and Merle (Cindy) Simmons of Mt. Auburn; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded by his father.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. No funeral services are planned. Cremation will be accorded following visitation. Please visit to sign the online guestbook.

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