Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 5, 2013

Vickie J. Simons

Staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Vickie J. Simons

BLUEFIELD — Vickie J. Simons, age 60, of Packing Plant Road (Bluewell), Bluefield, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Carillon Tazewell Community Hospital in Tazewell, Va.

Born in Wolfe, West Virginia on January 9, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Bland and Grace Bise Hutchens. She attended Bramwell High School, and was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church in Pocahontas Virginia.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Anita Brown.

Survivors include: husband: Robert Simons of the home; son: David Simons, of North Carolina; daughter: Lynn Croy of Princeton; two granddaughters: Laken Croy and Kayla Simons; one grandson: Cody Simons; one brother: Robert Hutchens and wife Rita of Falls Mills, Virginia; four sisters: Rita Miller husband David of Falls Mills, Virginia, Lou Grimes and companion George Scott of Falls Mills, Virginia, Connie Wood and husband Bill of Rosedale, Virginia, and Peggy Sparks and husband Stanley of Nemours.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with Rev. Russell Hatfield officiating. Entombment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Princeton where Ben Belcher, Ray Proffitt, David Simons, Cody Simons, Jeff Hensley, and Brandon Akers will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made be made to the Christ Episcopal Church in Pocahontas Virginia 24635.

Online condolences will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701 is serving the family.