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 Ima Belle “Gaga” <I>Carter</I> Simril

Ima Belle “Gaga” Carter Simril

Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, USA
Death 8 May 1978 (aged 83)
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Section 7 A, Lot 63 A
Memorial ID 61965539 · View Source
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Ima Belle Simril was known to her grandchildre as Gaga. Her parents are William Taylor Carter & Lula Victoria Bailey. She married Robert McLane Simril 23 Aug 1913 in Athens, Georgia. He adored her and called her "Little One." She called him "Funny one." Those endearments are on their tombstome.

They had eight children:

1 - Robert William "Bobby" Simril Sr.
2 - Claude "Bubba" McLane Simril
3 - Imogene "Gene" Harriet Katherine Simril Beach
4 - Rose Georgia Simril Broome Smith Huneycutt
5 - Edith "Billie" Augusta Simril Bass
6 - "Jackie" Jacqueline Simril Honeycutt
7 - Charles Frank "Sonny" Simril (husband of Doris Jean Rudisill who was the daughter of H. Fred Rudisill
8 - Joanne Simril Taft (husband is James Carlisle Taft son of Wellington Taft and Daisy Tillman Taft.

They had 18 grandchildren. They called each other "Little One" and "Funny One".

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A Tribute Published in the the pages of THE CHARLOTTE NEWS Charlotte, N.C. May 9, 1978

Entered into Eternal Rest
Monday, May 8, 1978

Mrs. Ima Belle Simril,
native of Georgia

Mrs. Ima Belle Simril, 83, of 524 Bass Lane, Matthews,NC died yesterday at Mercy Hospital.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Cole Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Thomas R. Sigmon officiating. Burial will be in Sharon Memorial Park.

Born July 14, 1894 in Athens, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Taylor and Lula Belle Carter. Mrs. Simril was a member of Cole Memorial United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Frank Simril of Aurora, Ill.; five daughters, Mrs. J. C. Taft of Beverly, N. J., Mrs. J. R. Honeycutt of Tallahassee, Fla., Mrs. C. O. Bass and Mrs. Gene Beach of Matthews, Mrs. M. J. Ho[u]neycutt of Charlotte, and 18 grandchildren.

The family will be at the home of Mrs. M. J. Huneycutt, 6331 Bandy Dr. in Charlotte, and will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at McEwen Funeral Home.

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Alma Simril [sic]
United States Census, 1940
Name Alma Simril [sic]
Event Type Census
Event Date 1940
Event Place Ward 6, Charlotte, Township 1 Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States
Gender Female
Age 46
Marital Status Married
Race (Original) White
Race White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Wife
Relationship to Head of Household Wife
Birthplace Georgia
Birth Year (Estimated) 1894
Last Place of Residence Same Place
Robert Simril Head M 46 Georgia
Alma Simril [sic] Wife F 46 Georgia
Rosebud Simril Daughter F 15 Georgia
Billy Simril Son [sic] M 11 Florida
Joan Simril Daughter F 7 Florida
Charles Simril Son M 6 North Carolina
Jacqueline Simril Daughter F 3 North Carolina

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Name Ima Belle Carter
Event Type Census
Event Year 1900
Event Place Athens city Ward 2, Clarke, Georgia, United States
Gender Female
Age 7
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) W
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Daughter
Birth Date Jul 1893
Birthplace Georgia
Father's Birthplace Georgia
Mother's Birthplace Georgia
W T Carter Head M 42 Georgia
Lula V Carter Wife F 38 Georgia
Edith May Carter Daughter F 10 Georgia
Ima Belle Carter Daughter F 7 Georgia
William Dillard Carter Son M 4 Georgia
Kate Bailey Mother F 75 South Carolina

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On a personal note, a very special thank you to Michael Dunne for sponsering her memorial.

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Ima C. Robert M.
Together Forever
1894-1978 1893-1966

Gravesite Details She is buried on the same row as her husband Robert, son Bobby Simril, daughters Jackie Honeycutt & Gene Beach, son-in-law James Milton Smith.
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ima Belle “Gaga” Carter Simril (14 Jul 1894–8 May 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61965539, citing Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Lanie (contributor 47381115) .