Shirley Simons

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Shirley A. Simons, 68, widow of Archie Carl Simons, died Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at Prisma Health Richland in Columbia.

Born April 18, 1952, in Effingham County, she was a daughter of the late Robert Wade Aycock and the late Lola Mae Hicks Donlon.

Survivors include four children, Jerry Wayne Benenhaley (Alice) of Lady Lake, FL, Alice Ann Howell (Steven) of Savannah, GA, David Ray Benenhaley (Sherrie) of Sumter, and Beverly B. LeBlanc (Bob) of Sumter; a grandson of the home, Jerry Benenhaley, Jr. along with 11 other grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Danny Barkley, Donna Donlon Steele, Thomas Donlon, Jr., Michael Donlon, Kerri Donlon, Michele Donlon, Kimberly Donlon, Sherry Holcombe, and Randy Holcombe; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Aycock; a granddaughter, Kimberly Jewell; and a great-grandchild, Cole Parnell.

A funeral service will be held at 3 P.M. Sunday in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Brian Magaw officiating. Entombment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Benenhaley, David Benenhaley, Jerry Benenhaley, Jr., Bob LeBlanc, Steven Howell, and Zachary Porter.

Grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 P.M. Sunday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 678572, Dallas, TX 75267-8572 or to Prisma Health Home Care and Hospice, 1400 Pickens St., Columbia, SC 29201.

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.