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Hilda Grey (Smith) Simmons

January 26, 1941 ~ December 26, 2022 (age 81)

Hilda Grey Smith Simmons, age 81 of the Beaverdam Community in Chadbourn, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 26, 2022, at the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick.

Hilda was born on January 26, 1941, in Columbus County, to the late Richard Smith and Rosie Lee Milliken Smith. She was also preceded in death by two siblings, Jacqueline Benton and Marshall Smith.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at Beaverdam Original Free Will Baptist Church, with Pastor Buddy Seay officiating. Burial will follow in the McPherson Cemetery.

The family will speak to friends from 1:00 pm -1:45 pm, prior to the service on Thursday, at the church.

Hilda was employed by Thompson Price Scott Adams-Co in Whiteville, for 52 years, retiring in 2011.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, James Edward “J.E.” Simmons; children, Starr Worthington (Ronald) of Ocean Isle Beach, Lynn Simmons (Cathy) of Chadbourn, Eddie Simmons of Chadbourn; brother, Richard Smith, Jr. of Whiteville; grandchildren, Jamie Stephens (Kay), Ryan Stephens (Stacy), Eden Rouse (Ben), Chelsea Simmons (Jeff), Amber Simmons, and Cassie Ward (Josh); and many loving great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center: 955 Mercy Lane SE, Bolivia, NC 28422.

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