Clarice Lenore Simmons

Published 5:22 pm Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Clarice Lenore Simmons, 99, of Port Arthur, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in Port Arthur, TX. Clarice was born November 24, 1917 to the late Thomas Franklin Mitcham and Katie Scott Mitcham. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Groves, TX.

Clarice is survived by her sons, Jerry Simmons and wife, Kathleen of Nederland and Jeff “Lanny” Simmons and wife, Alice of Evans, LA; daughters, Paula Moye and late husband, Don of Nederland and Pamela Bargainer and husband, Timothy of Port Neches, TX; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and 33 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Katie Copeland of Atlanta, GA and a sister-in-law, Faye Mitcham of Marthaville, LA. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, C. O. “Buster” Simmons and six brothers.

There will be a visitation and gathering of family and friends on Monday, January 30, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at Melancon’s Funeral Home, 1605 Avenue H in Nederland, TX with Rev. William “Butch” Bruce officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches, TX.

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