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Yancey Harris Simmons

Yancey Harris Simmons passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Haven Hospice in Gainesville, Florida. She is survived by her husband of fifty-one years, Lamar Simmons and two daughters, Sharla S. Simmons of Gainesville and Allison S. McKinney (Jon) of Oviedo, Florida. She has two grandchildren, Mason C. McKinney and Mallory C. McKinney both of Oviedo, Florida. Her parents and only sister Lou Harris Wetzel preceded her in death.
Yancey was born in Gainesville, Florida on January 6, 1943 to J. Fred and Mary Lou Harris. She grew up in Gainesville, graduated from the University of Florida, and worked as a teacher in the Alachua County Public School System.
A visitation with the family is scheduled for Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 5-7 at the Milam Funeral Home, 311 South Main Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. A private graveside service for the family is scheduled at a later date under the direction of Reverend Elwood Baker and assisted by Mrs. Cindy Burtscher.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd, Gainesville, Florida 32606, or The American Cancer Society.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!