Pauline E. Simmons, 87, of Spencer died Aug. 5, 2001, in Roane General Hospital, Spencer, after a short illness.

She was born Sept. 12, 1913, in Linden, W.Va., a daughter of the late Samuel and Catherine Belle Holland Starcher.

She was also preceded in death by: her husband, the Rev. Delmar Simmons; one son, Neil Simmons; two daughters, Phyllis Wright and Glada Jane Simmons; several brothers and sisters.

She was a homemaker, a member of the Hays Fork Community Church and attended the Epling Chapel Church. She enjoyed gardening and cooking.

She is survived by: one daughter, Deleen Nida of LaGrange, Ohio; two sons, C. Mason Simmons of Tampa, Fla., Jim Simmons of Clover, W.Va.; one sister, Beatrice "Bea" Hensley of Ravenswood, W.Va.; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial will be in the Clover Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.