SIMS, Billy F.
Mr. Billy F. Sims, 69, of Ball Ground, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014 at Piedmont Hospital. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00am on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Sosebee Memorial Chapel with Rev. A.W. “Butch” Roberts and Rev. Leroy Blackwell officiating. Interment will follow in Cherokee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home all day on Wednesday. Mr. Sims served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Heritage Propane. Billy loved sports and was an avid Braves fan. He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Lois and Weldon Richards; father, Floyd Sims; sister, Louise Reavis; and brothers, Jimmy Richards and Frank Richards. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Ruth Ann Sims of Canton; children, Chris (Shonnie) Sims of Canton and Connie (Cleve) Ard of Ball Ground; step-mother, Leona Sims of Kansas; siblings, Kenneth (Judy) Richards of Canton, Jerry (Pam) Sims of Ball Ground, Eddie (Lauri) Sims of Canton, Robert Sims of Kansas and Betty (Jerry) Bame of Kansas; grandchildren, Brayden Sims, Bryson Sims, Kaitlyn Ard and Aaron Ard; a host of nieces and nephews. Flowers will be accepted or in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Gospel Temple Church, 10733 Ball Ground Hwy., Ball Ground, GA 30107. Sosebee Funeral Home, Canton, GA is honored to serve the family. 770-479-2131. Sosebeefuneralhome.com