James Simonds

    James Lewis Simonds, 92, of Blue Ridge, Ga., passed Sunday, June 25, 2017.  
    He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Elizabeth Abernathy Simonds; sons Byron (Kyle) Simonds and Lamar Simonds; sister, Peggy Simonds Lewis; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  
    He graduated from Murphy High School in 1943.
    A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, at Epworth First Baptist Church.
    Interment followed in the church cemetery.
    You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.