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Julia Ottice Simkins, 92, of Lockhart, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, in San Marcos.
She was born July 1, 1913, in Karnes County, Texas, to Carl C. and Vernabell (McDonald) Blackwell.
She was married to Ray Simkins on June 8, 1940, in Austin.
Ottice enjoyed working at the nursery of the First Lockhart Baptist Church and her association with the Lockhart Art

Guild, the Senior Citizens Center and the Creedmoor Extension Homemakers Club. She was a homemaker.
Ottice was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Vernabell Blackwell; her husband, Ray Simkins; her two sons, Arthur Ray Simkins and James Carl Simkins; one brother, Charles Lee Blackwell; and one sister, Willie Alexander.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Linda Simkins of Benson, Ariz.; two grandsons, Vinson Lee Simkins of Benson, Ariz. and Charley Simkins of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and George Barnes and Mary Jo and James David Malone, all of Austin.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2006, at McCurdy Memorial Chapel with Dr. Richard Penna officiating. Interment followed in Barton Cemetery.
The family extends their gratitude to the Chisolm Trail Nursing Center in Lockhart for their loving care during the past six years.
Memorials in may be made to the American Cancer Society, Region 2, P.O. Box 149100, Austin, TX 78714-9100 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15186, Austin, TX 78761.
Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan St., Lockhart, TX, (512) 398-4791.

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