Obituary and funeral service: Mary Anne Sims, 74, of Monroe

Mary Anne Sims, age 74, of Monroe, died on May 27, 2019. She was born in Walton County on January 28, 1945 to the late Mary Laura Belle Jones Copeland and the late Harry Langford Copeland.

She is survived by her husband, James Madison H. Sims of Monroe; daughters and sons-in-law, Mindy and John Paul Murphy of Monroe, Christy Harden of Monroe, Laura and Adams Ropp of Jacksonville, FL; brother and sister-in-law, Hoyt and Linda Copeland of Luthersville; sisters-in-law, Cathy Sims of Monroe, Sara Jo Sims of Winder; grandchildren, Jade McPhearson, Noah Harden, Emilyn Ropp, Hadley Ropp; and great-grandchild, Rhett Smith.

Mary Anne Sims will be remembered for her loving heart and strong spirit. Mary Anne served as the secretary-treasurer for Sims Paving, Inc., a family-owned business, for forty-three years. She dedicated more than twenty years of volunteering to the American Red Cross. Mary Anne was a member of the Pilot Club and Center Hill Baptist Church. Gardening, traveling, cooking, listening to old-time country music, fishing, spoiling her grandchildren, and playing cards with her friends were her favorite pastimes.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 11:00 am at Center Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Marion Prather, and Rev. Steve Moon officiating. Interment will follow at Hebron Christian Church Cemetery.

Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook online at

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