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Charlie D. Sims, 60, of Blairsville, GA, formerly of Murphy, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012. He was a native of Cherokee County, but had lived in Haywood County for several years before moving back in 1999. Charlie was a 1974 graduate of Western Carolina University. He was a home builder and in 1990, he became owner and operator of TEPC Company, a fuel equipment service company. Charlie was of the Baptist faith.


He was the son of the late Cline D. and Ruby Mills Sims.


Surviving are his wife, Carol McRae Sims; two daughters, Charly Inman and husband, Marty of Canton, NC and Michelle Davis and husband, Brian of Clyde, NC; a step-daughter, Kristin Rodeck and husband, Tommy of Andrews; a step-son, Jonathan Spradling and wife, Julia of Andrews; a brother, Vinson Sims and wife, Debbie of Murphy; and two grandsons, Hunter and Cadden Davis.


Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Friday, November 30 in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy with the Rev. Johnny Foster officiating. Interment was in Hanging Dog Baptist Church Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Jonathan Dickey, Danny Rich, Kevin Parker, Eric Mashburn, Russell Jillson, and Frank Leatherwood.


The family received friends from 6-8 Thursday evening at the Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy.


Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.

#21 Dianne Kaylor Byers 2012-12-25 02:20
Carol, I am so very sorry to hear about Charlie. No one told me until it had passed. I would have been there. Charlie was a long time dear friend and so are you. I continue to remember your family in my prayers. Dianne
#20 Peter Anzo 2012-12-24 10:58
We shared a lot of laughs, and our birthdays! You will be missed.
#19 Karen Beaston 2012-12-01 13:56
Carol I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you at this holiday time especially. Love Cook..Karen
#18 Debbie/Steve McDonal 2012-12-01 12:55
Carol, I am so sorry to hear about Charlie. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
#17 Judy Russell 2012-12-01 11:53
Charly, Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
David and Judy Russell
#16 Cindy Dixon-Owen 2012-12-01 03:27
Charly & Michelle,
I was so saddened to hear the news of your dad's death. Please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers at this very difficult time.
#15 Todd Alston 2012-11-30 15:57
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your dad always had a joke to make me laugh and sometimes he enjoyed just laughing at me. I'll never forget him scaring me with your huge dog when we were kids. I pray your comfort and strength in God is abundant during this time.
#14 Janice Parham 2012-11-30 12:31
All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
With sincere sympathy,
Janice, Bonnie & Family
#13 Anne Garrett 2012-11-30 06:24
Charly and Michelle,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If you need anything let me know. Anne Garrett
#12 Irene Weber 2012-11-29 21:29
Carol, I am so very sorry for your loss. Just remember that that you have friends and family who love you. Also, know that life does not give you more than you can handle! You are in my prayers.
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