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DENMARK -- Mrs. Carrie H. Sojourner Simmons of Denmark died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg. Funeral services are scheduled for noon Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at the Dawson Center on the campus of Voorhees College in Denmark. Burial will follow in Bamberg County Memory Gardens in Bamberg.

Mrs. Simmons was the daughter of the late Fossie and Rosa Hightower, and the sister of the late Lusher “Lue” Tyler.

She was a member of Franklin United Methodist Church of Denmark and a graduate of Voorhees College.

She was a director of the Bamberg County Disabilities Board and from 2002 until 2009, she was the mayor of the City of Denmark.

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Mrs. Simmons is survived by four sons, Alvin, Samuel III (Elaine), Bernard (Ernestine), Keith; two daughters, Jo-Ann (Charles) and Carrie Rosette (Edward); and other relatives.

A visitation is scheduled for 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Franklin United Methodist Church in Denmark.

Arrangements are entrusted to Wright's Funeral Home of Denmark.

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