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Marie W. Sims

Services for Marie W. Sims, of Kentwood, La., are 11 a.m.Monday, July 7, at First Baptist Church in Kentwood with burial inWoodland Cemetery. McKneely Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements. The Rev. Joey Miller will officiate.

Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home andMonday from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at thechurch.

Mrs. Sims, 83, died July 5, 2008, at North Oaks Medical Center. Shewas born in Brookhaven.

She was a homemaker and community leader. She was a devoted memberof the First Baptist Church in Kentwood and had been an activemember of the Kentwood Garden Club for 41 years.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Jimmy W.Sims; her son, Kenneth LaRue Smith; her grandson, Greg LaRue Smith;her son-in-law, Jimmy Ray Jones; two brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors are her son, Kent Sims; her daughter, Judy S. Jones; hergrandchildren, Sherry Sassone, of Osyka, Jason and Jonathan Sims,Ashley, Angel and Amber Bridges, and Jimmy Ray Jones Jr., all ofKentwood; and her great-grandchildren, Chandler Sassone, of Oyska,Jasie and Michael Sims, and Logan Moneyhun, all of Kentwood; hersister, Helen W. James, of Wesson; and numerous nieces andnephews.

For an online guestbook, visit www.mckneelys.com.