Bernard Alfred Sims
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                       BERNARD ALFRED SIMS

      Bernard Alfred Sims, 93, of Richwood, WV passed
away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 in the Hilltop
Center in Oak Hill, WV.  Born May 16, 1923 in Mt. Nebo,
WV he was a son of the late William and Millie Jane
Brown Sims.  He was also preceded in death by two
brothers, Joe and Pete Sims; two sisters, Virginia Brown
and Alice Dashiell; his first wife, Leola Wilson Sims and
his second wife, Edna Oxier Sims.
      He was a retired minister with the Church of the
Nazarene with 50 years of service, a retired coal miner at
Island Creek Coal Company, a former saw mill manager,
was a funeral attendant for several years at Collins and
White Funeral Home in Richwood, an Army Veteran of
WWII, and was a loving husband, father and family man.
      Survivors include his wife, Mary White Sims; children,
Sharon Ocheltree, Eddie Sims, Libby Dillon, Sandra
Ballew; step children, Jim Cash and Alice Fourman; two
sisters, Esther and Linda; six grandchildren, six great
grandchildren and six step grandchildren.      
      Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday,
January 3, 2017 in the White Funeral Home at
Summersville with Rev Jim Cash officiating.  Interment
will follow in the Walker Memorial Park at Summersville.  
Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior.        
      Condolences may be sent to the family at
www.whitefuneralhomewv.com