Ernestine M. Simpson, 86, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at the Spring City Care Center. A lifelong resident of Spring City, Ernestines grandparents were founding settlers of Rhea Springs and Spring City. She was the daughter of the late Milford and Alba Childes Simpson and a graduate of Spring City High School. Ernestine worked for TVA as a secretary for 33 years before retiring. She had been a member of the TVA Retirees Association and Spring City Business and Professional Women's Club. Ernestine was also very active in the Democratic Party. She has been a member of the Spring City United Methodist Church since the 1930s. Ernestine was preceded in death by brother-in-law, Lester McClure; and nephew, Larry McClure. Survivors include her twin sister, Maxine McClure and nieces, Carole (Boyd) Wright and Sharon Brown, all of Spring City and other relatives. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Dale Wyick officiating. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Spring City United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 158, Spring City, TN 37381. Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City is in charge of arrangements. www.vaughn-funeral-home.com.