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Hazel Lee Sims

August 8, 1940 — December 24, 2019

Hazel Lee Sims, 79, of Stanardsville, VA passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She was born on August 8, 1940 in Charlottesville, VA to the late Dallas Bell and Martha Pote.

She is survived by her children, Linda Donohue (Jim), Mary Shires (Jimmy) and Daniel Sims (Kandi); grandchildren, Maggie Donohue, Olivia Donohue, Austin Shires, Caleb Sims, Taylor Sims and Destiny Meadows; great granddaughter, Emma Snow; siblings, Doris Berry, Mary Clatterbuck, Sonny Bell and Robert Bell; sister-in-law, Mildred Dean; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Sims.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 29, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville, VA 22968.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 30, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Ruckersville Baptist Church, 6 Moore Rd, Ruckersville, VA 22968, with Rev. Kyle Clements officiating.

Interment will follow at Ruckersville Cemetery.

The family would like to express thanks to the University of Virginia Medical Center Emergency Room and the Greene County Rescue Squad for their dedication and love that was given to our mother.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in her name to Feeding Greene Inc., PO Box 13, Stanardsville, VA 22973.

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Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, VA is handling the arrangements.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, December 29, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Monday, December 30, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Ruckersville Baptist Church

6 Moore Rd, Ruckersville, VA 22968

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