Alberta “Bertie” Sims

Published 9:17 am Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Mrs. Alberta “Bertie” Sims, 69, of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away Saturday, December 19, 2015, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Archie Holdren and Nora Susan Vaughan Holdren Johnson.
“Bertie” was a homemaker and a member of Roan Street Church of God. She enjoyed quilting and spending time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Garland.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Homer E. Sims, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Chris “Homer” and Heather Sims, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Connor Sims and Mackenzie Sims, both of Elizabethton; three sisters, Anna Mae Miller, Elizabethton, Ethel Eggers, Bluff City, and Louise Lyons Pierce, Elizabethton; and a brother, Charles Holdren, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor the life of Mrs. Alberta “Bertie” Sims will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services with Pastor Kenneth Bewley and Rev. Terry Dale Blevins officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the funeral service, or at the residence at other times. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 24, in the Glover-Sims Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearer will be Jack Roberts. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Sims family. Office (423) 543-5544.

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