Hazel Bridges Sims, age 87, of Rutherfordton, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 3, 2019.
Hazel was a native of Rutherford County, a member of First Baptist Church Rutherfordton where she was a Sunday School teacher and an active member of the Joy Group. She was formerly employed by Spindale Mills and was retired from Grindstaff's Interiors.
Left to cherish her memory are her son Andy (June) Sims of Forest City, daughter Donna (Keith) Baynard of Greenville, SC and Amy (Craig) Jenkins of Rutherfordton; brother Marshall (Kate) Bridges of North Myrtle Beach, SC and Glenn (Joyce) Bridges of Greenville, SC, four grandchildren; five great grandchildren.
Hazel was preceded in death by her husband Herman Sims, parents Jonas Wayne Bridges and Merle Bridges and sisters Ruth Sawyer and Jean McCracken.
A celebration of her life was conducted at First Baptist Church, Rutherfordton. Burial followed in the Piedmont Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Rutherfordton Joy Group 246 N. Main Street Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Crowe's Mortuary and Crematory is serving the family.