May 15 1928 June 19 2019
Iva’s Obituary Iva Lee Thomas Sims, age 91 of Young Harris, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 following an extended illness. Mrs. Sims was born on May 15, 1928 to Paul Lester Thomas and Elsie Mae Rogers Thomas. Iva Lee was a native of Towns County. She was a school teacher in Woodstock, GA before marrying her husband, Fred, and then left teaching to raise her children fulltime. Iva Lee and Fred moved back to Young Harris over 50 years ago. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was actively involved in various church ministries throughout her lifetime including working with children’s ministries such as VBS and teaching Sunday School. Mrs. Sims was a talented musician and served as church pianist and choir director. She and Fred also often sang duets together. Iva Lee has authored several books, was an avid gardener and antiquer. She attended the House of Prayer Church. Surviving Mrs. Sims are two daughters and sons-in-law, Paula and Rev. Charlie Orr of Westminster, SC.; Christa and Garry Kelley of Blairsville; one son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Kimberly Sims of Young Harris; seven grandchildren, Joel and Anna Orr, Reagan and Judson Williams, Matthew and Joey Sims and Krisi Mast and 12 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Fred Amos Sims, who passed away December 24, 2018; 2 sisters, Mae Bell Hughes and Earlene Huggins and 3 brothers, Joe Thomas, Paul L. Thomas, Jr. and Tinsley Thomas. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Mountain View Chapel with Rev. Jerry Helton officiating. Special music will be presented by Pamela Corn and Mildred LeCroy. Serving as pallbearers are Reagan Williams, Joel Orr, Anna Orr, Matthew Sims, Krisi Mast, and Koby Orr. Interment will follow in the Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery where she will rest next to her beloved husband, Fred, of 65 years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Iva Lee Sims to the charitable ministry of Samaritan’s Purse online at www.samaritanspurse.org/our-ministry/gift-catalog/?screen=inner The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 10-11:00 am. Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences online at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Iva Lee Sims May 15 1928 June 19 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Blairsville, state: Georgia