Haneva Simmons, 78, of Malakoff was born on Sept. 4, 1934 in Three Rivers, Texas to the home of Hughey Robinson and Evie Loraine Mowles; and passed away on Feb. 21, 2013 in Malakoff.
Most of us will remember Mrs. Simmons as “the Tamale Lady.” She made delicious handmade tamales and sold them around the lake for years.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Homer T. Simmons; brothers, J.D. Robinson Sr., Bud Robinson; brothers, Johnny Hawthorn, Garland Andrew Hawthorn, and Fred Hawthorn; sister, Verdie Allen; children, Fred Wayne Berry and Mary Ann Hays.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Ruby Lee Hays Insell and husband Huey, John Wayne Hays Sr. and wife Felicia, Billy Hays and wife, Angie, Elizabeth Ann Hays Fagan; brothers, Charlie Paul Hawthorn, Joe Everitt Hawthorn, and Oscar Jim Hawthorn; sisters, Mary Pearl Powell, Louise Harris, Lois Ann Green, Bessie Lee Follet; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held noon–2 p.m. before the funeral.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 at Moorhead Epps Memorial Chapel under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home.