Obituary for India Azelene “Aunnie” Simpkins

India Azelene “Aunnie” Simpkins, age 84 of Hiwassee passed away, Sunday, November 26, 2017 at the Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Born February 17, 1933 in Hiwassee (Snowville Community) she was the daughter of the late Griffith Howard Simpkins & Nina Daisy Wilson Simpkins. Her sister, Imogene Rozella Simpkins Montgomery, brothers, Gurvis Cleaton Simpkins, Avery Allen Simpkins and Coy Howard Simpkins also preceded her in death.

She was a lifelong member of the Primitive Baptist Church.

She is survived by  

Joey Lee Montgomery & wife, Tammy Parker was the son of Imogene but raised by Azelene from the time he was six years old. 


Sharon Mirtaheri & husband, Koran Dei-Anang – Salem

Pamela Sue Chafin & husband, Mark – Austin, TX

Nieces & Nephews

Howard Simpkins            Shannon Simpkins          Darren Simpkins

Shane Simpkins                                Julia Simpkins                   Doug Simpkins

Sharri Colvin

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM – Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski with Elder Tommy Pegram  & Elder Hopkins officiating. Interment will follow at the Simpkins Family Cemetery, Simpkinstown.

The family will receive friends between 5:00-7:00 PM – Friday evening December 1, 2017 at the Funeral Home.

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Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.