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Jean (Simons) Dills

January 10, 1931 ~ March 1, 2020 (age 89)

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Mrs. Jean Simons Dills, 89, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, March 1, 2020. Mrs. Dills was born in Swain County to the late Thomas Burton Simons and Lottie Clark Simons. She was married to the late Lyle Dills who preceded her in 1991. Mrs. Jean worked and retired from C.R. and VanRaalte; she worked for the Senior program for the Forestry Service. She was a good cook, loved gardening, and traveling on bus tours. Most of all she was a mighty woman of God, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.


Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Ledford and husband Tim of Mint Hill, NC; a son, Ronnie Lyle Dills and his wife, Nancy of Franklin, NC; a grandson, Chad Ledford and his wife, Amanda of Weaverville, NC; a great-grandchild, Mia Ledford; a sister, Ruth Burnette of Franklin; two brothers, Earl Simons and Bob Simons both of Franklin. In addition to her parents and husband Lyle Dills, Jean was preceded in death by two sisters, Pauline Freeman and Maxine Arvey; two brothers, Dent Simons and Clint Simons.


A funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, March 6, 2020 in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Reeves officiating. Burial will follow in the Carson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10-11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.


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March 6, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory
105 West Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734

Funeral Service
March 6, 2020

11:00 AM
Chapel of Bryant

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