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Blake Butler Simmons

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Tuesday, October 18, 1994 - Thursday, May 8, 2014

Blake Butler Simmons of Hartford went home to be with the Lord Friday, May 8, 2014.  He was 19.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 12, 2014 in Family Life Center of Sardis Church with Rev. Robin Blackburn officiating.  Burial will follow in Hartford City Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing.  


The family will receive friends at the Family Life Center of Sardis Church on Monday from 12:00 noon until service time. 


Blake was born on October 18 1994 in Houston County.  A 2013 graduate of Geneva County High School, Blake and his entire graduating class, brought “Friday Nights” back to Hartford football with a passion.  He possessed a gentle and loving spirit and was a member of Sardis Church. Blake’s contagious smile and his humble soul will be forever missed by those who knew and loved him. 


Blake was preceded in death by his Nana, Madelyn Butler and his “Bald-Headed” Pa, Bobby Simmons.


Survivors include his loving mother, Amanda Simmons; his devoted father, Kevin Simmons (Tammy); his brother, Trenton Simmons; two step-brothers: Caiden and Jaimeson (Carla); his Pa, Bennie Joe Butler; Memaw, Julia Simmons all of Hartford; great grandmother, Martha Hatcher, Tallahassee, FL; several aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family and friends.


Pallbearers will be Lewis Carroll, Sam Loftin, Brandon Skinner, Kenneth Daniels, Laine Dillard, Andrew Kimbro, Forrest Ryals, Elliott Weston and Justin Brown.


Honorary pallbearers will be the 2013 graduating class as well as the 2012 and 2013 Varsity Football Teams, cheerleaders and coaches and staff of Geneva County High School.


Funeral Service

Date: Monday, May 12, 2014



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Gerald and Joyce Hutto

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Vicki outlaw

I am so sorry for your loss. Blake was such a sweet and loving child. He was a special student to me, so thoughtful and caring. Blake seemed to always know what I needed, sometimes before I did. I could look up and Blake would have my ink pen for me or getting snacks ready for break. You are all in my prayers. Vicki Outlaw, Kindergarten Teacher

Vicki hatfield Coleman

Kevin, I just want you all to know that I am so sorry! We love you and we are praying for you all.


I am so sorry to hear about Blake, even though I never got to meet him, I know he was a fine young man.My prayers and love go out to the family as I know this is a devastating thing for a child to go before a parent, I know you'll need extreme strength to get though this and I know with Gods help you will .Blake is flying with the angels and will give you comfort when you are feeling down.Love, Aunt Rose
Annie Williams

Lester and Annie Williams

For once I don't know what to say but you know we love you.
I want to tell you something,
So there won't be any doubt,
You're so wonderful to think of,
But so hard to be without.
So So Sorry.
Katlyn Yates

I am so deeply sorry. I didn't know Blake but he was always a year older than me when I went to Hartford. I also saw him at football and rec games. He was always laughing, smiling, and joking around. I pray that God moves through y'all and give y'all peace in this difficult time. I am praying for you Amanda Kevin, Tammy, Trenton, and the community of Hattford.

Tammy and Margaret Summers

Words can not express how sorry we are for your loss. Did not know Blake but just by the gracious words written about him I know he was and will always be a treasure to you. May God Bless you and your family at this terrible time of tragedy. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Karon Shields Matheny

We (The Grady H. Shields Family) are so very sorry for your heart breaking loss of your beautiful son Blake. Please know that our prayers are with you for now and always.
Jason and Carol Ann Saunders

We can not begin to understand how you feel. We can only pray for you each and every day. He was such an outstanding young man . May God comfort you and guide you through your days to come.
Jason and Carol Ann Saunders
Linda Simmons

Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. So sorry for your lost...Lamar and Linda Simmons

Pat Cobb

When reason fails,pray for peace. We will be praying with your family. Pat Cobb, Miriam Price and Net Simmons

Roquerre Family

We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of Blake. We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. With heartfelt condolences, Nina, Lawrence, Danielle and Shawn Roquerre

Freida Fulford

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
James and Linda Andrews

We love ya'll. If you need anything we're here...Showrk Boy too.

Heyward & Rhetta Butler

Dear Bennie Joe & Family, So sorry to hear of Blake's death. We are praying for you and know your strong faith and the fact that Blake is in a better place will help in the grieving. God will sustain you; He gives us beautiful memories of our loved ones to help during the days, weeks, and months ahead. Lean on Him! With love & prayers, Heyward & Rhetta

Carlisle & Linda Ann Weed

We are so sorry. Our hearts are broken. We will be praying for your entire family. We pray that God will give you the strength to get through these difficult days and to give you peace and comfort in days to come. We love you all so much.

Ronda Barnes

To all of the family of Blake Simmons, my heart is heavy for all of you today. Just wanted you to know that you are all in my prayers. I cannot say I know how you all feel, cause have not been through this. However, I could only imagine the pain you must be feeling. Just know that God almighty is still in control, and he has a reason for taking Blake so soon. I pray he will be with you all and give you peace, understanding and comfort, as only he can give. Love you all, Ronda Barnes & Family

Markeis Hornsby and Tina Williams

Kevin and Amanda, our heart and prayers goes out to the both of u during this time of the lost of our precious Blake. The hardest thing is to embrace the thought of him being gone and accepting God's will. As Godheal your hearts and pain know that we are praying for the same. We love you all. MARKEIS AND TINA..#DAWG NATION 4 Life

Holli Reynolds

I only knew Blake as an umpire for our Coach Pitch ball team. The night that he passed, I was running the score board and got a change to talk and joke with Blake. I consider that conversation an honor now. Please know that mine and my families thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

mark and beverly coe

We are so sorry about Blake, we are praying for each one of you. Mark, Beverly Coe and family

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