Gloria Simmons

Published 2:35 pm Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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Private family services for Gloria Ann Simmons, 75, of Vidalia, who died Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Vidalia will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at Laird Funeral Home Chapel with Whest Shirley officiating.

Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Mrs. Simmons was born March 29, 1945, in Bogalusa, the daughter of Louie Hartfield Sr. and Elsie Holden Hartfield.

She was a 40-plus-year volunteer with the Vidalia girls softball league and Vidalia boys baseball league.

Mrs. Simmons was preceded in death by her parents, Louie and Elsie Hartfield Sr.; and brother, Louie Hartfield Jr.

Survivors include her husband, Tom Simmons; two daughters, Liz Rogillio and husband Bert, and Tana Ferrington; four grandchildren, Ashley McFall, Katie May, Laura Perrin and Holden Ferrington; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Janella Stogner; one brother, Acy Hartfield and wife Betty; and special friends, Ray and Patty Freeman and Jane Wadlington.

The family wishes to express special thanks to Encompass Hospice for the care given to Mrs. Simmons.

Pallbearers will be Bert Rogillio, Holden Ferrington, Jacob Roark, Kenny Perrin, Mike Martin and Ray Freeman. The honorary pallbearer will be George Adams.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to a charity of one’s choice.

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