Thursday, June 15, 1967
Spotlight On...

Thomas Jefferson Simmons was born November 27, 1885 in Coryell County, Texas. Jeff and Miss Carrie Ellen Fisk were married in May, 1914, at Waco, Texas. To this union was born one son, Earl, who like his father is a farmer stockman, and works with his father; two daughters, Hazel Thach, who along with her son, Jeff Earl, live with her parents and works at the Waldron schools, and Mildred Pangrace. Mr. and Mrs. Pangrace live at Morrisville, Pa., where Mr. Pangrace is processing Engineer of Bayer Aspirin Company in Trinton, New Jersey. Mr. and Mrs. Simmons have 4 grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Simmons moved to the Denton community - about 12 miles S-West of Waldron - in 1918. About 30 years ago purchased his present home there. Jeff has been in the registered Hereford cattle business for about 30 years, and is known well throughout Western Arkansas in the cattle industry. He is a member of the Denton Baptist Church, where he was active until recent years. He is serving his second term on the Welfare Board, has been a County Committee of ASC for 15 years. He is one of the oldest J.P's in the county, a member of the Masonic Lodge and active in other civic organizations. His main sport is hunting - where he is close to Mother nature. Jeff says his wife has been a great inspiration to him and has helped him over many obstacles. When asked, "what do you recommend to other young couples?" Jeff replied "The first thing is to be right with your Maker and to start in Hereford cattle." Even at the age of 78, Jeff rides the tractor and tends his nice herd of Herefords.

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