Ethel Simerley


RINGGOLD Ethel Virginia Ross Simerley, 78, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.She was born to the late Luther and Bertha Harwell Ross in Ringgold on Dec. 8, 1933, was a member of Indian Springs Church of God and she enjoyed reading, puzzles and traveling.She also was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Simerley Sr.; brothers, Eddie Ross, Roy Harris and Harold Harris.Survivors include seven children and their spouses, Virginia and John Butler, of Ringgold, Harold and Connie Simerley, of Dalton, Debbie and Mark Stoker, of Bridgeport, Ala., Cindy Gibson, of Fort Oglethorpe, Frank B. "Bo" Simerley, of Ringgold, Rita and Charles Shaver, of Fort Oglethorpe, David and Lori Simerley, of Chickamauga; sisters, Ruby Hutchison, of Alamogordo, N.M., Betty and Fred Pell, of East Ridge; 16 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Max Kessler and the Rev. Charles Pittman officiating.The family will receive friends from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today and prior to the service Sunday at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to ABWE Missions Board in c/o Adam and Melissa Gibson at P.O. Box 8585, Harrisburg, PA 17105.Online guestbook available at Arrangements are by the Wallis-Stewart Chapel of Wilson Funeral Homes, Ringgold.

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