John Henry Simpkins (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Mr. John Henry "Hen" Simpkins, entered into rest August 25, 2011. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, September 1, 2011 at G. L. Brightharp(s)and(s)Sons Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. G. L. Brightharp officiating. Interment will be in Simmon Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. Survivors include a sister, Betty (William) Gilliam; nephews, Ricky Miles, Robert Oliphant and Ernest (Shirley) Simpkins; a niece, Angelia Oliphant; god niece, Ashley Blalock ;great nieces, Bianca Miles, Brianna Oliphant; great nephews, Antjuan Miles, Tony Miles; great great niece, Tyanna Miles; greatgod nephew, Randall Blalock; a longtime friend, Jean Sanders; a special loving friend, Josephine Cason; family friend, Shannon Hilton; other relatives and friends. Friends may call the residence of his sister, 275 Wells Road or after 1 p.m. today at the funeral home. G. L. Brightharp(s)and(s)Sons Mortuary, 250 Coral Street, Edgefield, S. C. (803) 637-4900.

The Augusta Chronicle-August 31, 2011