FORT WORTH: Hazel Simmons, 90, formerly of Paradise,
a devoted housewife, died January 9, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Hazel was born January 14, 1918 to Robert and Pearl
Fairman Hobbs in Granbury, Texas. She married Gordon
Simmons on August 11, 1934 in Linden, Texas. He preceded
her in death October 21, 1975. Hazel loved her Lord and her
family of 99. Her hobbies included crocheting, gardening, bird
watching and reading her Bible. She was also a member of the
First Baptist Church in Saginaw.
Hazel was also preceded in death by her daughter, Murlene
Ohnheiser and her son, Jerry Simmons.
Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca Hawley of Fort
Worth, 3 sons, Tommy Simmons and his wife Melba of
Weatherford, Ronny Simmons and his wife Melinda of Para-
dise, Terry Simmons and his wife Donna of Keller, 17 grand-
children, 34 great grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren,
her sister, Winnie Doss of Atlanta, Texas
Daughter-in-law, Janice Hub-enka of Paradise, son-in-law,
Clarence Ohnheiser of Tyler. Numerous nieces and nephews,
other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist
Church in Saginaw. Burial: Keeter Cemetery in Keeter, Texas.
Dr. Danny Howe officiated. Pallbearers were Glen Hawley,
Jr., Jason Simmons, Rodney Simmons, Randy Simmons, Jeron
Posten, and Donny Stephens.
Hawkins Funeral Home
1909 9th St.• Bridgeport, Texas
Published in The Bridgeport Index and The Chico Texan, Thursday, January 15, 2009