Arlene V. Wheeler Simkins, 87, of St. Stephens died July 15, 2009 at Jackson Medical Center.
She was born July 4, 1922. She was a native of Baltimore, MD but had resided in St. Stephens for over 20 years. She devoted most of her life to the Salvation Army which she loved dearly. She was a member of the Bolentown Pentecostal Church of Jackson and in recent years a member of the First United Methodist Church of St. Stephens.
Survivors include one son, Steven Paul (Joy) Simkins, Houston, TX; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; family by choice, Margie and Enoch Sullivan and the Sullivan family.
The service was July 17 at 1 p.m. at St. Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Nadine Walters and Glen Sullivan officiating. Burial was in the Clearwater Assembly Cemetery in Wagarville.
Active pallbearers were Leroy Faith, Rev. George Carpenter, Rev. Blane Guy, Rev. Willie Hutchison, Doug Atchison and Frankie Moseley.