Sims, Darla

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Darla Sims, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, in a local hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donnie Sims; son, Michael Sims; parents, Herbert and Helen Womack; and a brother, David Womack.

Survivors include her daughters, Brandi (Tim) Sims and Savannah (John) Sims; grandson, Noah; sisters, Vicki (James) Boyer and Kim (Tommy) Prueitt; extended family and friends. 

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, at Greenwood Cemetery. 

The family will gather with friends at the funeral home on Thursday, from 1-1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, 423 531-3975.

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