Joyce Ann Simmons, 58, North Manchester, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in her residence. ‘
She was born in Jackson, Ky. to Jake Bittie and Ann Ruth (Robinson) Fugate. She was a published author of children’s books. She loved crocheting and made several blankets for family members and charities.
She is survived by sons, Robert J. Fugate, Lexington, Ky.; and Jessie Jacob (Phelisha) White, Hazard, Ky.; daughters, Annabelle (Brian) Perez, North Manchester; Joanna Turner, Jackson, Ky.; and Sherrianne (Vicey) Robinson, Jackson, Ky.; brothers, Jackie (Madiline) Fugate, Jackson, Ky. and Larry Fugate, Van Cleve, Ky.; sisters, Brenda (Bobby) Neace, Van Cleve, Ky.; and Alice Ritchie, North Manchester; and 13 grandchildren.
One daughter, Teresa Gail Fugate, is deceased.
Services will be held Sunday, March 18, 2018 in Jackson, Ky.