Edna Earl Sims

Mrs. Edna Earl Sims, age 91, passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. She was born on Jan. 9, 1926 in Ponce de Leon, Fla., to William and Irene Campbell.

After high school she attended FSU for a time and later began working at the Cawthon State Bank in DeFuniak Springs. After marrying her husband, Sam Leslie Sims, they lived and visited most of the United States due to S.L.’s Naval military career.

Following his Navy retirement, they moved back to DeFuniak Springs. Edna Earl again worked for the Cawthon State Bank and continued to pursue her college degree. She later graduated from The University of West Florida with a B.A. and a Master’s degree in education.

Edna Earl taught school in Walton County for 30 years. She was very proud to be able to share in the education of so many children during this time.

She loved the beauty of nature and enjoyed music, art, flowers, plants, and her pets. Most important of all was her devotion to her family and friends.

S.L. and Edna Earl were long time members of the First United Methodist Church in DeFuniak Springs.

Edna Earl was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Leslie Sims Jr.; her parents, William and Irene Campbell; her brother, Wilbur Ray Campbell; and her grandson, Christopher William Townsend.

She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Carol (Walter) Townsend; her grandson, Brian (Melvin) Townsend; two great-grandchildren, Brenden and Chloe Townsend; her sister, Marene Roberts; and five nieces and three nephews.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Texas Hospice and Palliative Care for their support in her final days and the staff and her care givers at Autumn Leaves of Cinco Ranch in Katy, Texas.

A time of visitation was held at 1:30~2:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel; 230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at Magnolia Cemetery, with Reverend Francis Turner III officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Friends and family may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www.clary-glenn.com.

Clary-Glenn Funeral Homes & Crematory was entrusted with the arrangements.