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Patricia Brackins Simonson

Patricia Brackins Simonson, age 79, passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at her home. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Claude and Zella Webb Brackins. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and homemaker. In addition to her parents, Patricia is preceded in death by her husband James E. Peterson, daughters Pamala (Sue) Juke, Angela Beth Powers, grandson Aaron Given, grandson-in-law Jason Skiles, and brother Douglas Brackins.

Patricia Brackins Simonson has left behind to cherish her memory:
Daughters: Vicky McGuire and husband, Tim of Oberlin, OH
Donna “Penny” Hennessey and husband, Tom of Palm Harbor, FL
Grandchildren: Charisse Thornsberry and husband, Steve
Shamber Skiles
Vanessa Hamilton and husband, Scott
Jennifer Given
Carla Given
Ariel Frazier and husband, Mark
Brett Loper
Jacque Higgins and husband, Bill
Cody Powers
15 Great Grandchildren
Brother: Richard Brackins
Sisters: Claudia Beth Wilson and husband, Wade
Ceretha Anne Brackins
Son-in-law: Walter Juke
Rick Powers
Uncle: Russell Brackins and wife, Ginger

The family respectfully requests your presence as we honor and remember the life of Patricia Brackins Simonson in a committal service to be held at 11:30 AM, Friday, October 17, 2014 at Evergreen Cemetery. Reverend Danny Hughes will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 9:30 AM and continue until service time on Friday at Valley Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be notified by the family.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements were made especially for the family and friends of Patricia Simonson through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave, Erwin, 423-743-9187.