Evelyn A. Simmons ‘Sissy’ Davis Starcher


Evelyn A. Simmons “Sissy” Davis Starcher, 87, a resident of Sebring, Florida, and more recently a resident of Colonial Place at Elkins, departed this life Friday afternoon, Feb. 19, 2021, at Colonial Place surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Mountain Hospice.

She was born Sunday, May 14, 1933, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Verl Otto and Lena Kathleen Canfield Simmons.

Surviving are two sons, Kevin Mark Davis and fiancee, Raquel, of Beverly, and James “Jim” Davis Jr. of Beverly; and two brothers, Douglas “Doug” Simmons of Kerens and Verl Otto “Junior” Simmons, Jr., of Beverly.

Preceding her in death are five brothers, William Jackson “Bill” Simmons Sr., Arling Randolph “Bud” Simmons, Denzil David “Sonny” Simmons, Harry E. Simmons and Richard Simmons.

Sissy attended Elkins High School and had taken cooking classes at the Greenbrier Resort. She had done some modeling in her younger years and was the owner and operator of Sissy’s Restaurant at Beverly for several years. She later taught cooking classes at the Greenbrier Resort, enjoyed gardening and was a Christian by faith.

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at 11 a.m. Verl Simmons will officiate and interment will follow at the Elkins Memorial Gardens on the Country Club Road, Elkins.

The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Evelyn A. Simmons “Sissy” Davis Starcher.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.