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Obituary: Mary Alene Sims


Mary Alene Sims, age 94 of Nashville, Ark., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023, surrounded by her family. She was born on July 19, 1929 in Nashville to the late James Edgar Ray and Dovie Lesta Tabscott Ray.

Alene was a lifelong Christian and was a member of the Sunset Church of Christ. She had the opportunity to teach Bible Class and served as church secretary. She was also a member of the Garden Club and Red Hats. She enjoyed spending time with her family, as well.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of 30 years, James Walter Woodruff; her second husband, Cliff Sims; a granddaughter, Leslie Rae Turley Teglia; six siblings, Charlene Ray Lane, Hansel Ray, Duel Ray, J.E. Ray, Luther “Nig” Ray and Margie Young.

Survivors include: her two daughters, Sherry Baxley and husband Karon, and Janice Womack; her son, David Woodruff and wife Libby; one sister Pat Newman; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, at Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, in the Latimer Funeral Chapel in Nashville with Karon Baxley and David Williams officiating.

Interment will follow in Restland Memorial Park, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home of Nashville.

You may send an online sympathy message at www.latimerfuneralhome.com.