Betty Jewell Sims age 86 of Smithville went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 18, 2021 at her residence. She was born June 3, 1934 to her parents, the late John and Dottie Pelfrey Handley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, former Church of God minister, Bro. Norman Sims; 2 brothers, Donald Handley and Buddy Handley. Betty was a member of the Smithville Church of God and a homemaker. She is survived by 3 children, Barry (Debbie) Sims of Sevierville, Karen (Mark) Adams of Dowelltown and Brian (Angela) Sims of Kodak; 7 grandchildren, Dylan (Heather) Sims, Aaron Sims, Amanda (Scott) Goodwin, Marla (Jim) Beshearse, Jared (Sydney) Adams, Brittany Sims and Nicholas Sims; 6 great-grandchildren, Juniper Sims, Carsyn and Cate Beshearse, Cooper and Kiptyn Goodwin and Florence Adams. Funeral services will be 1:PM Friday, January 22, 2021 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Chris Moore officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday 4:PM until 7:PM and Friday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. Due to Covid- 19 and social distancing guidelines, we ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise social distancing. The pews in the chapel are marked off to respect these guidelines and allow 100-125 people for the service. The lounge is closed at this time and no food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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