- [S76] Atchley Funeral Home Records, Volume III, 1974-1986, Larry D. Fox, (Smoky Mountain Historical Society), 18 Jul 1975.
Freda Sims Maples obituary
- [S76] Atchley Funeral Home Records, Volume III, 1974-1986, Larry D. Fox, (Smoky Mountain Historical Society), 29 Dec 1984.
Willie Smith McMahan obituary
- [S74] Atchley Funeral Home Records, Volume IV, 1987-1999, Larry D. Fox, (Smoky Mountain Historical Society), 24 Jun 1995.
IsaBelle Justus Walker obituary
- [S47] Sevier County, Tennessee and its Heritage, Sevier County Heritage Book Committee, (1994, Don Mills, Inc.), 372.
- [S84] E-Mail, Carroll McMahan [email@example.com], 9 Mar 2012.
tribute in poetry:
She Loved Big Hats
When Theo Sims attended an event,
She donned a big hat, and off she went.
All her life she loved to wear hats,
She wore them with heels, and also with flats.
Her hats were always fancy and loud.
They made Theo stand out in a crowd.
Some were full price, others on sale,
She loved a hat adorned with a pretty veil.
Theo loved hats decorated with colorful blooms,
And some of her hats were accented with plumes.
A flamboyant headdress was just her style,
Wearing a hat, Theo displayed a great big smile.
Professionally, she selected the hat of a nurse,
Cared for the sick and was extremely diverse.
The hat Theo relished wearing above any other,
Was the one of a loving and devoted Mother.
She put on the hat of a woman of prayer,
Placed all her request totally in Gods care.
As a life long witness for her Savior and Lord,
Exchanging a hat for a crown is now her reward.
- [S23] Atchley Funeral Home, (http://www.atchleyfuneralhome.com/), 14 Jan 2010.
Theo Hazel Sims, LPN
March 16, 1915 - January 14, 2010
Birthplace: Sevier County, Tennessee
Resided In: Sevierville Tennessee USA
Visitation: January 16, 2010
Service: January 16, 2010
Cemetery: Alder Branch Cemetery
Theo Hazel Sims, LPN, age 94 of Sevierville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, January 14, 2010 at Fort Sanders Sevier Nursing Home. Mrs. Sims was a faithful member of Parkway Church of God in Sevierville and ministered to many families through her profession as a private duty L.P.N. Her goal in life was to bring her family, friends and those she met to a saving knowledge and eternal relationship with the Lord. Her work here is done but her influence will go on forever. Theo’s favorite quote was “our life on earth soon will pass, only what is done for God will last.”
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Charles “Bub” Sims; parents, Bates Smith and Mama Belle Walker; daughter, Freda Maples; brothers, Carl Smith and wife Ollie, and Stewart Smith; great-grandson Christopher Mark Sims.
Son and daughter-in-law: Rev. John A. and Pat Sims
Daughter and son-in-law: Anna R. and Bill Huskey
Grandchildren: Rick Maples and wife Kathy, Bridgette Morton, Melody Blum and husband Elliott, Shawn Maples, John Patrick, Matthew, and Mark Sims, Maria Cutshaw and husband Stacy, Brent Huskey
Great grandchildren: Megan, Mary, David and Noah Sims, Jason Maples, Jessica Livesay, Hans, Seth, and Joseph Ballew, Oliver Morton, Ryan Cutshaw, Alex Maples, Cynthia McCroskey, Kim Forest
Great-great-grandchildren: Elijah and Madeline Belle Ballew, Chloe and Elijah Livesay, Bryson Maples, Shelby, Spencer and Sylas McCroskey, Carrie, Mark, Katherine, Aaron and Jacob Forest
Sister: Joyce Catlett
Special niece: Betty M. Ogle and husband Ron
Special thanks to the staff of Ft. Sanders Sevier Nursing Home
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Parkway Church of God, 661 Parkway, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862.
Funeral service 2 PM Saturday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with her son Rev. John Sims, Rev. Melvin Lonas and Pastor Philip Morris officiating. Interment will follow in Alder Branch Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 12-2 PM Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com)
- [S34] In the Shadow of the Smokies, Smoky Mountain Historical Society, (1993), 101.
L. P. N.
Tombstone without death date