Bernice Sims Merrick

Published 7:28 am Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Bernice Sims Merrick


Bernice Sims Merrick, age 86, of Danville, and widow of George Prentis Merrick III, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 at her residence. Born Nov. 7, 1930 in Danville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Necia (Adams) Sims. 

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Survivors include one sister, Ruby Sims Bodner of Danville; and one brother, David Sims of Bradfordsville, Ky.; eight grandchildren, Kristie (Alan) Finley, George (Jessica) Dylan Merrick, V, Jimmy Galloway, Jayme Wofford, Tracy Merrick, Natasha Galloway, Brandon Galloway, and Shelby Merrick; 16 great-grandchildren, Dustin Finley, George Parker Merrick VI, Traicen Branham, Bryce Williams, Alyssa Merrick, Angela Crank, Amanda Benedict, Courtney Galloway, Ashlyn Galloway, Marshall Hansel, Zachery Worthington, Jordan Conley, Kayla Galloway, Haley Wofford, Lisa Wofford, and Jacob Wofford; four great-great grandchildren, Miley Finley, Reagen Worthington, Aaliyah Worthington and Addian Benedict Hogue.

She was preceded in death by two sons, George “Buddy” Merrick IV and Robert “Bobby” Merrick; two daughters, Linda Merrick Phillips and Lisa Merrick Sargent; one brother Bennie Sims; one sister Jo Anne Sims Teebs; and one grandchild Leslie Carmicle Knies.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Sims Funeral Services of Harrodsburg is in charge of arrangements.

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