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Alva Clifton Sims

ROCK HILL -- Mr. Alva Clifton Sims, 61, of 1 Manchester St., died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at his home.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Laurel Wood Cemetery, with the Revs. Rick Sturgis and Bart Smith officiating.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Sims was a son of the late Alva Louie Sims and the late Mary Sullivan Sims. He was a past employee of F.T. Williams of Charlotte and Lane's Interiors of Rock Hill. He served his country from 1964 - 1977 as a member of the Army Reserve and he was a member of Providence Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Alene Thrower Sims; two sons, Shane Sims and Scott Sims, both of Rock Hill; one daughter, Kathy Sims Hubbard of Durham, N.C.; one brother Jerry Sims of Catawba; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Lonnie Sims and a sister, Rebecca Sims Turner.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731.

Whitesell Funeral Home is serving the family.