STONEFORT — Violet Jane Sims, 90, passed away peacefully at 12:29 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.
She was born Jan. 3, 1927, in Williamson County, daughter of the late Jemes Lilburn McSparin and Ada (Launis) McSparin.
Violet Jane married Hugh Sims on Oct. 19, 1946, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 2005.
She was a member of the Indian Camp Baptist Church in rural Stonefort and a member of the Joy Singers of the First Baptist Church in Marion.
She is survived by a daughter, Betty June Sims of Stonefort; and sons, Don (Donna) Sims of Carmi, and Ron Sims of Marion; granddaughters, Katrina (Brandon) Sutton of Eldorado, and Rhonda (Cory) Cantrell of Crossville; great- grandchildren, Justin Sutton, Autumn Sutton, Savannah Sutton, Kingston Cantrell, and Rigby Cantrell.
She is also survived by a sister, Ruby Arnold of Carrier Mills; and a sister-in-law, Jane Sims of Harrisburg; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Velma Motsinger and Wilma McSparin; and brothers, Guy McSparin, George McSparin, and Ellis McSparin.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in First Baptist Church in Marion, with the Rev. Michael Garrett officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Absher-Nicholson Funeral Home in Carrier Mills and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the preferred choice of remembrance would be memorials in her memory to the Indian Camp Cemetery. Envelopes will be available.