NELSONVILLE, Aug. 2.--Edward Simmers, 70, died yesterday at his home in Orbiston. Funeral arrangements have not been completed awaiting the arrival of a son from Oklahoma.
Athens Messenger August 3, 1928
EDWARD SIMMERS DIES ON THURSDAY Succumbs At Age of 72 in Orbiston: is Unexpected
CHAUNCEY, Aug. 3.--Edward Simmers, 72, father of Clarence Simmers, this city, and Mrs. Logan Lester, Betsy Lane, Kentucky formerly of Chauncey, succumbed at his home in Orbiston. Although he had been in failing health, his death came unexpectedly, being due to a heart attack. Mr. Simmers had been a resident of Orbiston for many years. Besides his wife he leaves the following children: Mrs. Bernice Keaton, the Plains, Mrs. Effie Lester, Betsy Lane, Kentucky, Clarence Simmers, Chauncey, and John Simmers, with the navy, and John in Oklahoma. Funeral arrangements have not been completed awaiting the arrival of the son from Oklahoma.
(Eliza Verigan Simmers had 7 children, only 4 survived until the 1900 census, John, Effie, Bernice, & Clarence. John with the navy mentioned in the obituary is also John in Oklahoma. Clarence was the father of Kenneth C. Simmers who married Dorothy A. Dickerson)