Alice B. Simmons, 101, Vero Beach

Alice B. Simmons, 101, of  Vero Beach, died Thursday Oct. 15, 2009 at Consulate Healthcare.

She was born on May 22, 1908 in Geneva, Fla. She had been a resident of Indian River County over seventy years  and was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Vero Beach, where she served on the Missionary, Stewardess and Deaconess Boards.

Survivors include her great-nephew, Claude Brooms, of Suwanee, Ga., and a sister, Viola Weatherspoon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Emily Butler, and sister, France Williams.

Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. and a funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Friday Oct.  23, 2009 at Bethel A.M.E. Church, Vero Beach.  Burial will follow at Gifford Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Stone Brothers Funeral Home.  Please sign the guest register at

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