Edith C. Simmons

Published 9:19 pm Sunday, October 16, 2011

COURTLAND–Edith Willis Cobb Simmons, 82, loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away October 15, 2011 at Southampton Memorial Hospital.
She was a member of Courtland United Methodist Church, a homemaker, excellent cook, and avid gardener. Edith was born June 18, 1929 in Southampton County, a daughter of the late Willie Anne Blythe and Tony Roy Cobb Sr. She was predeceased by two sisters, Audrey Cobb and Ruth C. Babb and four brothers, Tony “Buck” Cobb, Jr ., Shelton “Sheck” Cobb, J.G. Cobb and Herman Cobb.
Left to cherish her memory are husband of 61 years, Francis Augustus “Gus” Simmons; a daughter, Edith Michele Marks and her husband, Camp, of Charlotte, NC; four sons, Warren Augustus Simmons and his wife, Linda, David Cobb Simmons, Donald Lynn Simmons and his wife, Patty, all of Courtland and Mark Overton Simmons and his wife, Wendi, of Emporia; five grandchildren, Stephen Augustus Simmons and his wife, Annette, Sarah Hancock Poole and her husband, Jeff , Daniel Camp Marks, Jr. and his wife, Kate, Andrew Cobb Marks and Cameron Michele Marks; one great-grandson, Courtland Augustus Simmons; three sisters, Dorothy C. Kitchen, Gracie C. Foster and her husband, Frank, and Jerline C. Lankford and her husband, Johnny; three sisters-in-law, Clara Bell S. Cobb, Margaret H. Cobb and Bernice S. Gillette all of Franklin and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, at Courtland United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brandon Robbins and Rev. Randy Wright officiating. The interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday (today) October 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home, Franklin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Courtland United Methodist Church, 22416 Main St., Courtland, VA or Southampton Academy, 26495 Old Plank Rd., Courtland, Va 23837. www.wrightfuneralhome.org.