The funeral service will be Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Old Mt. Olive Church in Gunnison with Rev. J.M. Tribune officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service at the church.
Burial will follow in Morning Star Cemetery in Gunnison under the direction of Byas Funeral Home of Cleveland.
Survivors include sons Lynn Earl Wess of Ft. Worth, Texas, Edward Simpson of Chicago, Logan Simpson of Memphis; daughters Sylvia Wilson of Nashville, Tenn., Neomia Harris of Chicago, Valecia Benson of Byhallia, Tommie Leakes of Memphis, Joyce Coleman of Renova, and Chrissandra Simpson of Alexandria, Va.; brother Alex Young of St. Louis, Mo.; sisters Emma Bradley of Chicago, Verlina Young of St. Louis, Mo., and Rosie B. Hall of Gunnison; 18 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.