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Obituary | 2006
Transcription In Memoriam


Doris Hancock Simms (1918-2006) died 12 September from
complications of Alzheimer's at the Bishop Gadsden Nursing Home on
James Island, Charleston, SC. Doris was the widow of Edmund Bellinger
Simms (1912-1983), a son of Charles Carroll Simms and a grandson of
William Gilmore Simms. After a long career teaching high school English,
Doris joined the Simms Society during its first years. Before she suffered
from dementia, she was instrumental in procuring the manuscript of Kinloch
Rivers's biographical talk on Simms and submitting it to the Sirntns Review
where it was published in 1994. Doris was buried at Magnolia Cemetery,
where Simms himself is interred. She is survived by her three daughters:
Ann Maher Simms, of San Francisco; Beverley Singleton Simms, of Terre
Haute, IN; and Mary Chevillette Simms, of Charleston. She leaves two
grandchildren: Brett Maher Haltiwanger, of San Francisco, and Joseph
Lawrence Simms, of Charleston.

Matt Brennan
Indiana State University


A generous donation to the Society has been given by Hal
and Connie Cooper in memory of Doris Hancock Simms.













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