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Scholarship | 2008
Transcription In Memoriam.

Ruby Elizabeth
Martin Simms

Summerton

Ruby Elizabeth Martin
Simms, 89, died Saturday,
September 8, 2007, at Cla-
rendon Memorial Hospital
in Manning after a long ill-
ness.
Born June 23, 1918, in
Ruther-
fordton,
N.C., she
was the
daughter
of the late
Abner
Grady
Martin
and Leo
Thorne
Martin.
Mrs. Simms was a former
resident of Greenville, and
spent her last 60 years in
Summerton, a place she
loved and where she had
many friends. She had re-
tired after more than 30
years as an accountant and
office manager at Elliott
Lumber Company and Elli-
ott Sawmilling Company.

She was a longtime mem-
ber of St. Matthias Episco-
pal Church, with much in-
volvement in fundraising
for the Bazaar, the Oyster
Roast and other activities
of the Episcopal Church
Women. She enjoyed her
membership in the Pink
Dogwood Garden Club, For
many years she was in-
volved in the Sumter Coun-
ty Concert Series.

An active Republican,
Mrs. Simms served for
many years as the secre-
tary and treasurer of the
Clarendon County Republi-
can Party, was on numer-
ous occasions elected as a
delegate to the state Re-
publican Convention and in
1998 was honored for her
many years of dedicated
service. In addition, she en-
joyed membership in the
American Legion Auxiliary
and the William Gilmore
Simms Society.

Mrs. Simms is survived
by her daughters, Betty
Simms Hise of Jackson,
Miss., and Anne Simms
Pincus of New Orleans, La.,
to whom she was deeply de-
voted and whose devotion
to her was beyond mea-
sure. Other survivors in-
clude her brother and sis-
ter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
John Carlton Martin of
Charlotte, N.C.; her sons-
in-law, Daniel Hise and
Ronald Pincus; four grand-
children, Rivers Hise Tra-
hant of Mandeville, La.,
Simms Hise of Grafton,
Mass., and Alexander Pin-
cus and Miles Pincus of
New York, N.Y.; four
great-grandchildren; and
six nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to ex-
press their gratitude to her
beloved nurse, Dorothy
Huggins, for her dedicat-
ion, care and compan-
ionship.

Funeral services will be
held at 1 p.m. Saturday,
September 15, 2007, at St.
Matthias Episcopal Church
in Summerton, with the
Reverend David W.T.
Thurlow officiating. Burial
will follow at 3:30 p.m. Sat-
urday in the cemetery of
the Church of the Holy
Apostles Episcopal, 9457
Patterson Street, Barnwell.
Visitation will be held pri-
or to the funeral from 11
a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the
parish hall of St. Matthias
Episcopal, 9 S. Duke
Street, Summerton.

Memorials may be made
to either St. Matthias Epis-
copal Montessbri Pre-
school, Summerton, SC
29148, or the William Gil-
more Simms Chair of
American Letters, Univer-
sity of South Carolina, Co-
lumbia, SC 29208.