Mr. D. L. Simmons passed away on the 8th at the home of Mr. E. W. Gillis, after a long illness, at the advanced age of 81 years and 11 months. He had been gradually failing for over two years, but had been able to be up and around until a few days before the end.
Mr. Simmons was one of the pioneer settlers of Spring Park and did well at truck farming and poultry raising. On account of his feeble health, he rented his farm and with his cousin, Mrs. L. Hamilton, who has been his housekeeper for several years, moved to Mrs. Gillis’ at the time the latter left for the North.
The funeral took place Sunday afternoon, Mr. J. F. Hollingshead, officiating, and the body was laid to rest in the old cemetery in Ocala. Peace to his ashes.
Source: Ocala Evening Star: 4-14-1905
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