Watson-North Funeral Home is honored to be of service and ministry to the family of Arthella Dimple Simmons Bailey age 85, of Winchester. Arthella Bailey was born on July 18, 1933 to the late James and Molly Simmons. Arthella departed this life on December 17, 2018 at Willows. She was a devoted Christian at an early age. She attended church at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Fayetteville, TN. Upon returning to Winchester, she attended Mt. Olive P.B. on Hunt Street in Winchester on many occasions. Arthella loved children. She was a loving and caring mother of five children. She was a foster parent, and caregiver to many children. She enjoyed quilting, baking and most of all entertaining her family. Her smile and personality was infectious and will remembered by all. Arthella leaves to cherish her loving memory three daughters, Dora Regina Vanzant, LaTrenda (Robert) Vanzant, and stepdaughter Jean Shull; two sisters, Theresa Kinslow and Lucille Simmons; one sister-in-law Yoshi Simmons, one brother-in-law Robert Hicks, and one daughter-in-law Charalene Jennings. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren; Billy Wayne Robinson , Alphonso Tarrant, Craig Vanzant, Robin Vanzant, Ryan Vanzant, Deidra Tarrant, Conona Tarrant, Tia Tarrant, William Tarrant, Angela Tarrant, and Eboni Miller; nine great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Arthella is preceded in death by her husband Evelyn Bailey; two sons, Billy and Terry Tarrant; two sisters, Bessie Baxter and Priscilla Hicks, and one brother Aaron Simmons.Visitation will be on Saturday December 22, 2018 from 1-2 p.m. with the funeral to follow at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Simmons Cemetery on Mingo Road in Winchester. Online condolences may be shared at www.watsonnorth.com
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