Mrs. Russell “Nell” Simmons age 82 of Tullahoma passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center, Winchester, Tennessee.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 28, 2015, 11:00 AM at Daves-Culbertson Chapel with burial at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens, with Bro. David Wall officiating.
Visitation will be 9:00 until time of service.
A native of Coffee County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Russell Watson and Orene Crosslin Watson.
She attended First Baptist Church in Tullahoma. Nell worked in retail selling shoes, Nell was a great homemaker, she loved to cook and was very good at decorating her home. She loved her flower garden, bowling, which included lots of travel with various bowling leagues. In earlier years she was a very good skater. She also loved to take trips to Florida which always included sunbathing. She and her sisters had lots of enjoyable shopping trips, which included antique stores. Nell’s nickname given her by her father was “Snookie” but her dad always called her “Snookes”. Nell Simmons was a very social person, she loved people and they loved her.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert Russell and Orene Watson and her husband Odis Simmons.
She is survived by one son, Paul Simmons and his wife Pat of Tullahoma; two sisters, Louise Smith and Mary Bosswell both of Tullahoma; one grandson Jonathan Simmons and his wife Nickie ; two great grandchildren Paisley and Russell Simmons.
Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.