Thank you very much for the additional information about Ruth Eliza
Simmons! I was delighted to get it!
Here is a complete list of the descendants of John Posie Simmons (24
Feb 1896, Floyd Co, VA - 17 Aug 1981, Roanoke, VA) and his wife Eliza
Ellen Keith (20 Apr 1904, Floyd Co, VA - 13 Oct 1979, Botetourt Co,
VA). They were married 21 Jul 1921 in Floyd Co, VA.
1. Rosetta Matilda Simmons (living) She married Samuel Edward
Sprinkel (spelling is correct) of Botetourt Co, VA. They had 2
a) Rose Marie Simmons (living)
b) Patricia Ann "Patty" Simmons (living)
2. Ethel Clyde Simmons (24 Feb 1923, Floyd Co, VA - 8 May 1995, in
hospital in Lexington, VA) She m1: Norman Sprinkle (spelling is
correct) in Botetourt Co, VA. He was born 9 Mar 1925 in Botetourt
Co, VA, the son of Gara U. and Ida Britt Sprinkle. He m2: Glenna
Vest. He died 12 Mar 2002 in Botetourt Co, VA. He was the brother
of Samuel Edward Sprinkel above. Ethel and Norman divorced. She m2:
Boyd Mitchell. (living) They had one child:
a) Linda Mitchell (living) She m1: ____. They divorced. She
m2: Richard "Ricky" Newcomb (living). She is the mother of three
children:1) Phillip Newcomb (living) (He m. Lorna _________ in 2000)
They have one child, Makayla Joelle Newcomb. (living); 2) Jared
Newcomb (living); 3) Joseph "Joey" Newcomb (living.
3. Delma Roy Simmons (15 Apr 1925, Floyd Co, VA - 17 Oct 1998, at
his home in Ohio) He served in the Navy in World War II. He m. Mary
Perry (living), and they lived in Ohio. They had:
a) Roy Simmons
b) Brenda Simmons (living). She m. Rev. Marvin Beculhimer
(living). They have one son, John Michael Beculhimer (living).
4. Edna "Irene" Simmmons (living). She m1: William Clarence Bishop
on 12 Jan 1946 in Roanoke, VA, son of Fred Marion Bishop and Judith
Alma Porter. He was born 29 Jan 1927 and died on 17 June 1988 in
Roanoke, VA. They had one child, and later divorced. She m2: Robert
Leonard Jones (lving) on 31 Dec 1953 in Roanoke, VA. They had no
a) William Clarence Bishop, Jr. (living). He m. Kathleen
Olivia Proko, daughter of John Thomas Proko and Vera Swope, on 3 Sept
1966 in Elmira, NY. They had two children:
1. Elizabeth Renee Bishop (<-- ME)living. I m.
Matthew Douglas Middleton (living) 26 Sept 1998 in Edinburgh,
Scotland. We have one child, Peter William Middleton (living).
2. Jon "William" Bishop (living)