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Hazel O. ‘Nanny’ Sims

February 11, 2014

Hazel O. ‘Nanny’ Sims, 87, peacefully passed away on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 in Benton.  She was born on June 18, 1926 in El Dorado, to James Oliver Sterrett and Henrietta Ross Sterrett.  Hazel worked at Arkansas Face Veneer until she retired. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband James M. Sims, brother Bud Sterrett, and sister Wilma Hodges.
Hazel is survived by her sisters Geraldine Smith and Lillie Orrell, both of Benton; two children Gayla Lovell and husband Leon, and Linda Burrow and husband Michael; grandchildren Ron Gentry, Lynn Wood, Randy Gentry, Jerry Wood, Wayne McCool, Curtis McCool, Casey Lovell and Clay Lovell; and a blessed number of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 15 at Ashby Funeral Home in Benton. In support of Hazel’s true passion for Arkansas Razorback sports, Dallas Cowboys, hunting, and fishing, please feel free to honor Hazel by wearing Razorback red, Cowboy blue, and camouflage colors.
Visitation will be at noon, Saturday, Feb. 15.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Arkansas Chapter, 210 N. Walton Blvd. #25, Bentonville, AR 72712 or
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