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Hubert Emeris Simpson

(WEDOWEE) The funeral for Hubert Emeris Simpson, 88, of Wedowee will be Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Ava United Methodist Church with Bro. Blue Vardaman officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. before services begin on Tuesday.

Mr. Simpson passed away Sunday, July 31, at Lineville Health & Rehabilitation with his loving family by his side.

A Calhoun County native, Mr. Simpson was born Dec. 21, 1933, the son of Robert Deward and Mamer Williams Simpson. He was a member of Ava United Methodist Church and was a logger and cattle and poultry farmer.

Survivors include his two sons, Nick Simpson (Dawn) and Mark Simpson (Tammy), both of Wedowee; five grandchildren, Bobby Simpson (Candace), Amanda Jackson (Daniel), Becky Arrington (Brent), Brandy Simpson and Danny Simpson (Marianne); four great-grandchildren, Charlotte Simpson, Hudson Jackson, Abby Jackson and Carter Arrington; two sisters, Jessie Bee Brown of Arab and Joyce Patterson of Talladega; and brother, Lonnie Simpson of Mobile. Mr. Simpson was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy McCain Simpson; two sisters, Nina McCain of Wedowee and Alice Watkins of Woodland; and brother, Gerald Simpson of Ranburne.

Pallbearers will be Nick Simpson, Mark Simpson, Bobby Simpson, Danny Simpson, Brent Arrington and Daniel Jackson.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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