(WEDOWEE) The funeral service for Douglas Sims Jr., 83, of Wedowee was Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with the Rev. A.J. Sims officiating. Burial followed at Zion's Rest Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Sims passed away Monday, Sept. 13, at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Ga.

A Randolph County native, Mr. Sims was born Dec. 3, 1937, the son of Willie Douglas and Fannie Mae Knight Sims. He was a member of Canaan Baptist Church and worked as a heavy equipment operator for over 30 years for Dixie Construction and numerous other companies under the Local Operators Union 926.

Survivors include his daughter, Kathy Trammell (Alvin) of Wedowee; two sons, Douglas Lamar Sims III (Sabrina) of Wedowee and Anthony Trammell of Dayton, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Adrian Sims, Douglas Lamar Sims IV, Deja Marie Sims, Kylan Sims, Caleb Thomas Sims, Kayla Trammell and Toya Thomas; six great-grandchildren, Dominic Sims, Tre'ona Thomas, Angel Ramey, Akila Ramey, Shayla Trammell and Bailey Hayes; two great-great-grandchildren, Kehani Blackshear and Kassidy Blackshear; four sisters, Lovie Tyler of Douglasville, Ga., and Annie Lois Marsh, Eva Houston and Faye Sims, all of Wedowee; three brothers, Grady Lee Sims, Ivers Sims and A.J. Sims, all of Wedowee; nieces and nephews; special friend, Joann Stone; and best buddy, Guy Houston. Mr. Sims was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Frances Molden Sims; brothers, John William Sims, Arthur Ray Sims and Joe Frank Sims; and sisters, Aldora Molden, Naomi Sims, Ruth Sims Bailey and Mary Bussey.

Pallbearers were Lawrence Houston, Reco Sims, Anthony Sims, Derrick Sims, Dexter Molden, Chris Molden, Marvin Molden and Toraze Sims.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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