Jan. 22, 1935 – Jan. 27, 2021
Claude Simmons, 86, of McComb, died Jan. 27, 2021, at his residence.
Born Jan. 22, 1935, in Pike County, he was the son of the late Emmitt Simmons and Goldie Brasley Simmons.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, nine sisters, five brothers, three sons, Shun, Arkeelia and one un-named.
Survivors are five sons, Michael, Claude Jr. Donald, Lynell and John Hollis; five daughters, Claudia Marie, Loretta, Robins, Tina and Christina; four brothers, John, Stanley (Loretta), Lonnie (Pam) and Samuel (Hattie).
A graveside service was Feb. 6, 2021, at Jordan Temple Church of God in Christ Cemetery, with pastor Floyd Jordan rendering the eulogy and officiating, interment in the Jordan Temple Church of God in Christ Cemetery in McComb.
Pallbearers were Robert Simmons, Donald Simmons, Lynell Simmons, Eddie Dillon and Samuel C. Simmons Jr.
Honorary pallbearers were Samuel C. Simmons, John C. Simmons, James Stalling, James Dillon, Lonnie R. Simmons and Robert Dillon.
Washington Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangments.