Ralph E. 'Sonny' Sims (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Ralph E. 'Sonny' Sims, Jr., 68, husband of Margie Minor Sims, entered into rest Saturday, May 24, 2009, at UniHealth of North Augusta. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Wesley McClain and Reverend Stanley Lewis officiating. Family and friends should assemble at the graveside. Mr. Sims, a son of the late Ralph E. and Emma Louise Hughes Sims, Sr., was a native of McDuffie County, but had made Augusta his home for most of his life. He had retired from the Kroger Company and was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church. He was a good caretaker, a hard worker who always smiling and had a servant's heart. Mr. Sims was preceded in death by his step-daughter, Linda Cooper. In addition to his wife, other survivors include his step-son, Mike Knotts of Augusta; step-daughters, Nellie Lewis of Grovetown and Annette Cushman of Augusta; brothers, Hugh Sims of Lake Placid, FL and Gene Sims of Augusta; sisters, Joyce Lawrence and Elaine Simmons both of Lake Palcid, FL; and several step-grandchildren. The family will receive friends this Tuesday from 3:00 until 5:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd, Augusta, GA 30906. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-May 26, 2009