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Martha Ellen Simmons

Martha Ellen Simmons, 84, of Pocahontas, Ark., passed away peacefully at her home, on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

Martha was born on Friday, May 11, 1934, in Mountain View, Mo., to Arthur Melvin Wilson and Bertha D. Duskin Wilson.

Martha was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, neighbor, and friend. She was a member of Trinity Fellowship in Pocahontas.

Martha is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Wade Simmons Sr.; parents, Arthur Melvin Wilson and Bertha D. Duskin Wilson; brother, Ernest Wilson; sisters, Gladys Williams, and Lucille Young; and grandson; Kenneth Wayne Storz II.

Martha is survived by sons, Donald Wade (Marie) Simmons Jr. of Palmer Lake, Colo., and Clifford Melvin Simmons of Austin, Texas; daughters, Sharon Burnett of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Carroll (Willard) McDonnell of St. Louis, Mo., Pamelia (Bill) Skvarca of Siloam Springs, Ark., and Lydia (Tom) Simmons of Mountain View, Mo.; ten grandchildren, and many great-and great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held on Monday, May 13, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., in the chapel of the Fears Family Funeral Home in Pocahontas, Ark.

A graveside service followed at 1:00 p.m., on Monday, May 13, 2019, at Poyner Cemetery in Poyner, Mo., with Perry Vandergriff officiating.

Honored to serve as pallbearers were Donald Simmons Jr., Clifford Simmons, Ryan Simmons, Leonard Burnett Jr., Willard McDonnell, and Frank Mounce.

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