James Simmons

James Ray “Buddy” Simmons, Sr., 70, of Pine Bluff, died August 26, 2014.

Survivors: wife, Sheila J. Cantwell Simmons of Pine Bluff; son, James Ray Simmons, Jr. of Pine Bluff, daughter; Christi Collins of Rison; brothers, David Williams of Hugo, Oklahoma, Frank Simmons of Hot Springs, David Leo Simmons of Clarksville, William Emmitt Simmons of Bigelow and Rickey Lee Simmons of Humphrey; sisters, Peggy Wells of Hugo, Oklahoma, Elizabeth King of Pine Bluff, and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Buie Funeral Home with burial in Cypress Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements by Buie Funeral Home of Rison. www.buiefuneralhome.com.