Jo Ann Simmons
Jo Ann Simmons, 69, of Lynn Gap Road, Spruce Pine, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, in the Brian Center Health and Rehab. She was the daughter of the late Earl and Virgie Gurley Roberts. Jo Ann was a graduate of Harris High School and Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. She was a Real Estate Broker for 44 years and was a member of the NC Realtors Association.
Survivors include her husband, John Simmons, of the home; brother, Gene Roberts, of Spruce Pine; numerous nieces and nephews; and her special canine friend, Susie.
Funeral Services were 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at Grassy Creek Baptist Church with Nathan Silvers and Dallas Renfro officiating. The family received friends two hours before the service. Burial followed in the Grassy Creek Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 611, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.
Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville assisted the Simmons Family.