Elizabeth “Beth” Hunter Sims, passed away on Saturday, February 5, at the age of 89.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at Beggs Funeral Home, Madison. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. at the Funeral Home.
She was raised in Crescent City, Florida and graduated with a BS from Florida State College for Women (FSCW) and a Master’s from Florida State University (FSU). She took an active part in Madison community life, having taught Business classes in the local high school, served as Den Mother for the Cub Scouts, Troop leader for the Brownie Scouts, and president of the PTA, Woman’s Club, and Madison County Historical Society. She wrote history articles for the local Madison paper and a well-received book, The History of Madison County, Florida. She enjoyed needlework and traveling.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Carl A. Sims, Sr. and their six children, Guy M. Sims, Agnes S. (Page) Hite, Durlie S. Barati, Carl A. Sims, Jr., Hunter M. Sims, and Howard R. (Tatiana) Sims plus three grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Agnes S. Studstill.
Ashlyn’s Rose Petal Florist of Madison will be handling the flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Madison County Foundation for Excellence in Education, Inc. (MCFEE), P. O. Box 181, Madison, Florida 32341, or to the First United Methodist Church of Madison, P. O. Box 294, Madison, Florida 32341.
Beggs Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, (850) 973-2258, was in charge of arrangements.