JOHN Mr. John Jackie Simonds, Sr., age 85, of Commerce, GA formerly of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, February 7, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wives, Bonnie Simonds and Joyce Simonds; and son, Donnie Simonds. She is survived by his children, Mary Sue Hamilton, Auburn, GA, Brenda and Rev. Thurmond Maddox, Buford, GA, John Jackie, Jr. and Kay Simonds, Mineral Bluff, GA, Ann and Randy Reynolds, Carnesville, GA, Ronnie Simonds, Commerce, GA, Nikki and Jimmie Giovanni, Lawrenceville, GA, and Philip and Tammy Owens, Auburn, GA; seventeen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; five great great-grandchildren; brother, Gilbert Simonds, Dawsonville, GA; sisters, Betty Ruth, Vo, Rebecca, Margie and Barbara; and aunt, Edna Shelton, Canton, GA. Mr. Simonds was born April 24, 1925 in Lumpkin County, GA and was a native of Sugar Hill, GA. He was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Thurmond Maddox and Rev. Kenneth Parker officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.