“Granny Pat” Simmons

Published 4:58 pm Monday, December 12, 2011

Oct. 16, 1959 –

Dec. 10, 2011

The funeral service for Patsy Cowart “Granny Pat” Simmons, 52, of Bainbridge, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Rev. James Williamson and Dr. Gerald A. Little officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens with Thomas Edmondson, Max Battensby, George Battensby, Jason Sellers, Andrew Bristol, and Mills Brock serving as active pallbearers.

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The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, at Ivey Funeral Home.

“Granny Pat” was born Oct. 16, 1959 in Orlando, Fla., the daughter of Garney Raymond Cowart and Josie Maude Dean Cowart. She died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at her residence. She was a caretaker for children and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Angela Battensby and Stephanie Simmons, both of Bainbridge; her mother, Josie Cowart of Bainbridge; her sister, Pamela Benjamin of Bainbridge; her 8 grandchildren; and her 2 great-grandchildren.

Ivey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.