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Ruth Irma Simms Linyear, a retired beautician, departed this courageously blessed life on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the age of 93; She is preceded in death by husband, Jesse Joseph Linyear; Mrs. Linyear was born in New Orleans, LA to the late Carl Nathaniel and Lillian Simms; Devoted mother of Reginald (Minnie) Linyear, Milwaukee, WI, Keith Linyear, Sr. and the late Kevin Linyear; Grandmother of Derron Linyear, Miami, FL, Deatrice Linyear-Davis (Ronnie) of Snellville, GA, Keith Jr. and Lawrence Linyear; Great- Grandmother of Dominick Linyear and Brenden Davis; Preceded in death by a brother, Harold Sims Sr., Also survived by 1 niece and a host of nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Mrs. Linyear was a graduate of McDonough 35 and Katie's School of Beauty. She was a faithful member of Zion Travelers Second Baptist Church, where she served as the chairperson of the Junior Ushers and as a Senior Usher Board member for most of her life. She was a founding member of the Twenty- two Charms Club.
Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers and members of Zion Travelers Second Baptist Church and all neighboring churches are invited to attend the Funeral Service at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 11:00 am; Rev. Eric Layton, Pastor of Zion Travelers Second Baptist Church, officiating; Visitation will begin at 9:00 am. Interment: Mt. Olivet Cemetery; Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave.