James Milford Sims

Born: Tue., Jun. 5, 1934
Died: Mon., Nov. 24, 2014

Reception Following Service

Sun., Nov. 30, 2014
Location: Lake Club at Reynolds Plantation

Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sun., Nov. 30, 2014
Location: Lake Oconee Community Church

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James Milford Sims

James Milford Sims, age 80, of Greensboro, GA, died Monday, November 24, 2014 at home in Greensboro. Mr. Sims was born in Cusseta, AL on June 5, 1934 to the late Aubrey Isom Sims and Mary Kate Milford Sims. He graduated from Lanett High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from Auburn University, where he was a member of ROTC. He proudly served his country in the United States Army Reserves for 12 years rising to the rank of Captain. On August 9, 1953 he married the former Betty Joyce Henson.  He retired from Jim Walter Resources, Inc/Mining Division in Alabama as the Chief Financial Officer and Marketing Director in August 1998. He traveled extensively throughout the world selling to 29 different countries.  In July of 2005 he moved to Lake Oconee in Greene County from Palm Coast, FL.  He was a member of Lake Oconee Community Church in Greensboro.  Golfing was his favorite activity and he was on the golf course four to five days a week.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Jo Przybysz.  Survivors include his wife of sixty-one years, Betty Sims of Greensboro, GA; a daughter, Betsy Sims of Atlanta, GA; a son, Jeff Sims and wife Tish of Jacksonville, FL; grandson, Jeffrey Sims, Jr. of Seattle, WA; a sister, Carolyn Myers and husband Charles of Lanett, AL; niece, Jane Przybysz; two nephews, Al Myers and Rick Przybysz; brother-in-law, Bob Przybysz.
Memorial Services will be held Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Lake Oconee Community Church, 1001 Village Park Drive, Suite 107, Greensboro, GA  30642 with Dr. David Key, Sr. officiating. A reception will follow at the Lake Club at Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, GA 30642. The family request any memorials be made to American Cancer Society, for Leukemia, 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA 30605.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.


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Tom and Margie Rouse
   Posted Wed November 26, 2014
Betty and Family,
We are so very sorry. Please know that our love and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Pete Smith
   Posted Wed November 26, 2014
Dear Betty and family
My sincere condolences to you and yours at this time of you sad loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pete Smith

Cliff Sanders
   Posted Wed November 26, 2014
Betty, we are so sorry for your loss. Jim's passing is also a loss to me and his other golf buddies. We always enjoyed playing with Jim and he was a great friend on and off the golf course. Our prayers are with you as you continue your journey. We hope that you will remain a member of our community here at Reynolds. Cliff Sanders.

Mary and Gene Elzy
   Posted Wed November 26, 2014
Dear Betty,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time.

Alpha Rogers
   Posted Wed November 26, 2014
My heart goes out to you and your family at this very difficult time. Love Alpha

Barbara and Tom Ducker
   Posted Wed November 26, 2014
Betty - We were so sorry to hear the recent news of Jim's death. What a great guy he was and we were so pleased to know him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Barbara and Tom Ducker

Ked & Ann Murry
   Posted Wed November 26, 2014
Dear Betty,

It was with deep sorrow that we learned of Jim's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and we regret that we are out of town and will not be unable to attend the memorial service this Sunday. Please know that we will be with you in spirit through this difficult time.

Sincerely. Ked & Ann

Judy and Paul Miller
   Posted Thu November 27, 2014

We were so sorry to hear about Jim. Thinking of you and your
family at this very sad time.

Kathy & Pete Stephan
   Posted Thu November 27, 2014
Dear Betty, We were so sorry to heaf about Jim's passing. He was a great guy, always had a hug for me (Kathy) and he will be missed out on the links. He loved to play golf. Our sympathy and our prayers are with you and the rest of his family.

   Posted Fri November 28, 2014
Dear Betty- We are deeply saddened by your loss. Jim was a true gentleman and a role model for us all. We will be arriving to our Reynold's home in January and hope to see you then.

Wes and Cindy Smith
   Posted Sat November 29, 2014

So sorry to hear the news of Jim's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Please take care...............................Wes and Cindy

Mitchell Phillips, Lanett
   Posted Fri December 12, 2014
So sorry about Jim death. Will be praying for you and your family. Your Panther Reunion Friends, Mitchell

Edgar Dalrymple
   Posted Fri December 12, 2014
My sincere sympathies to "Jimmy's" family. He was a classmate at Lanett High School and Auburn. I was saddened to hear of his passing.

Edgar Dalrymple - LHS Class of 1955