Simmons obit

Hazel J. Simmons, age 79 of Wewahitchka, passed from this life on December 10, 2017 at Bay Medical Center’s Covenant Hospice Wing.

Hazel was born on January 26, 1938 in Washington County, Florida to Luther and Lois (Hutchins) Morris. She was a lifelong resident of the Florida panhandle and enjoyed gardening and tending to flowers.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Luther and Lois Morris; her husband: Ralph Simmons; son: Gary Simmons; sister: Dorothy Morris.

She is survived by three children: Wanda Joyce Pena and husband Jose Luis of Lakeland, Florida, Jesse Ray Simmons and wife Elizabeth of Winter Haven, Florida, Debbie Lynn Mandis and husband Phil Auburndale, Florida; three sisters: Shirley Johnston of Bonifay, Florida, Francis Strickland of Chipley, Florida, Margaret Crider of Panama City, Florida; brother: Jimmy Morris and wife Diane of Panama City, Florida; three brothers-in-law: George Jr. Simmons and wife of St. Joe, Florida, Paul Simmons and wife of Pensacola, Florida, Tommy Simmons and wife of Wewahitchka, Florida; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; seven nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 10 A.M. Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Buckhorn Cemetery in Wewahitchka, Florida.

Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida in charge of arrangements.