Vee Sims


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Posted Online: Aug. 25, 2014, 7:48 pm
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Vee Lenora Sims, 79, of Detroit, Ala., formerly of Davenport, died Aug. 20, 2014, in Detroit.
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Runge, Davenport. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday. Burial is at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.
She was born June 22, 1935. She married Melvin Sims Sr. in 1978, in Moline.
Surviving are her husband; children, Patricia Atwood, Linda George, Donna McDonnell, Tina Steinbeck, Chuck, Sherry Upton, Melvin Jr.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Pearly Lacey and Joyce Sizemore.














 



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1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
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