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John “Dorite” Simmons, 80, of Baxley, died Thursday, Nov 8, 2018.

Mr. Simmons was born March 13, 1938, in Eastman, Ga., to the late Edward Montrose “Monk” Simmons and the late Anna Bell Young Simmons. He was a pipefitter for Local Union 177 and was preceded in death by a sister, Glynn Spaulding.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Tony Smith, Windee Simmons and Rhonda and Alvin Carlson, all of Hortense. Six grandchildren and13 great-grandchildren also survive.

The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at the chapel of Swain Funeral Home, with Elder Jerry Lightsey officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Pipefitters Local Union 177 of Brunswick, Anguilla Hunting Club and Everett City Hunting Club.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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