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Obituary for Bernice Simmons

Mrs. Bernice VanWinkle Simmons of Batesville, Arkansas, departed this life on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the age of 80. She was born July 6, 1937 in Bradford.
Mrs. Simmons was a member of Sunnyside Baptist Church at Bradford, and enjoyed reading.
She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, Onas VanWinkle, Jimmy VanWinkle, and Ted VanWinkle; and three sisters, Mabline Hickmon, Bury Guthrie, and Wanda Waters.
Mrs. Simmons is survived by one brother, Jay VanWinkle of Tucson, Arizona; one sister, Joyce Schulz of Batesville; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home
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