Hilland Lewis Sims (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Hilland Lewis Sims, 78, retired Winn-Dixie Store manager, died at his residence on Sunday, September 23, 2007 following an extended illness. He was born October 3, 1928 in Union County, S.C. to the late Joseph Ernest and Anna Lee Bailey Sims. On September 1, 1957, he was united in marriage to Helen C. Bell. Mr. Sims began his 44-year career with Winn-Dixie in Union, S.C. in 1954. He managed Aiken and Augusta stores, retiring from full-time capacity in 1990. He worked an additional eight years on a part-time basis. Lewis was a member of Langley United Methodist Church, Langley, S.C., where he participated in the Young at Heart. He is survived by Helen, his wife of 50 years; daughter, Helen Sims Mauldin, Aiken, S.C.; son, William "Bill" Sims (Cindy), Aiken, S.C.; sisters, Mary Arthur Sims Powers (Don), Union, S.C. and Ruth Sims Smith (Rudy), Carlisle, S.C.; a grandson, Michael David Mauldin; granddaughters, Melissa Denise Simmons (Ryan), Ashley Nicole Sims, Miranda Grace Mauldin, and Brooke Marie Sims. He is further survived by sisters-in-law, Betty B. Sims, Union, S.C., Jean Hannah, Clinton, S.C., and Elna Sims, Simpsonville, S.C.; and his nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Ray Sims, Marion Sims, Gordon H. Sims, and Joe Sims; and a sister, Margaret King. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2007 in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Wade Everett, Rev. Larry Gregory, and Chaplain Dexter Lambert officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Garden. Pallbearers will be grandson, Michael Mauldin, and nephews, David Thomas, Tommy Sims, Jonathon Boyce, Ricky Sims, Douglas Sims, and Bill Franks. Honorary pallbearers will be Winn-Dixie employees and associates. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be established in Mr. Sims name for Trinity Health Care Hospice Program, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, Ga. 30904. Friends and relatives may call at the residence, 345 Dogwood Drive, North Augusta or on Tuesday evening from 6:30 until 9 o'clock at Hatcher Funeral Home and Cremation Service, U.S. Hwy. #1, Langley, S.C. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-September 24, 2007


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