Originally created 06/27/99

Mr. Willie Simpkins Sr.



Mr. Willie Simpkins Sr., 70, of 842 Hopkins St., died Thursday, June 24, 1999, at his residence.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at C.A. Reid Sr. Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. J.C. Trowell officiating. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery.

Mr. Simpkins, a native of Edgefield, S.C., was a truck driver for H.M. Carpenter Grocery Co.

Survivors include a son, Willie Simpkins Jr., Augusta; a daughter, Myrtis Thomas, Augusta; two brothers, George Simpkins, Miami, and D.C. Simpkins, Detroit; a sister, Rebecca Hillary, Edgefield; and 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the residence of his daughter, 832 Spruce St., or at the funeral home.

The family will receive friends at 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Augusta Chronicle June 27, 1999