Atwellyne Ruth Simms Deener Memphis, TN Atwellyne Ruth Simms Deener, 76, of Memphis transitioned Friday, January 6, 2017. Widow of Curtis F. Deener. Atwellyne was a retired Montessori trained educator for the Memphis City Schools System. She leaves to cherish her memory three children, Darlene Brooks (Rodney), Minister Curtis D. Deener (Arita), and Stephanie Norfleet (Eric); sister, Annie Dawson of Memphis; brother, Willie Simms (Jean) of Peoria, Illinois, 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and one godson. Visitation is Friday, January 13 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at M. J. Edwards Funeral Home, 4445 Stage Road, Memphis. Homegoing service is Saturday, January 14 at 11 a.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 2356 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis.
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