DEXTER - Oather Lee "O.L." Sims, 96, died July 24, 2006, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter.
Born July 22, 1910, at Melbourne, Ark., he was the son of the late James W. and Tennie Mathis Sims.
On Sept. 5, 1931, in Melbourne, he was united in marriage to Sepha Mae Dale, who preceded him in death on Jan. 27, 1992.
Also preceding him in death were: one son in infancy, Roy Sims; four brothers, Robert Sims, Arthur Sims, Odie Sims and Joe Sims; four sisters, Vada Brownfield, Maggie Toy, Lucy McManners and Margie Cook; and two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Survivors include: two sons, John W. Sims of Gulfport, Miss. and Danny R. Sims of Columbia; four daughters, Faye Morgan of Sikeston, Gale Simmering of Dexter, Paige Tanner of Hollister and Janice Sims of Mountain Home, Ark.; one brother, Noil Sims of Coral Gables, Fla.; and 19 grandchildren, 36 great-
grandchildren, 21 great-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Alice Sims of Poplar Bluff.
Visitation is from 9 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. The Rev. Maxwell Lewis will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Hagy Cemetery.