Visitation for Cecil L. Simpson at Gray Brown Service Mortuary
Visitation for Mr. Cecil L. "C.L." Simpson, age 82, of
Jacksonville, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2007 at Gray Brown-Service
Mortuary. Mr. Simpson died Sunday at Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Webster Simpson, of Scotland; one son, Ian
Simpson, of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Alison Simpson, of Birmingham; grandson,
David Simpson Martinez, of Birmingham; a brother, Freeman Austin Simpson, of
Jacksonville; three sisters, Emogene Smith, of Oxford, Evangeline Hansen, of
Jacksonville and Janice Haynes, of Oxford.
Mr. Simpson was a native of Oxford and a resident of Jacksonville since 1965.
He taught in the foreign language department at JSU. Mr. Simpson wrote articles
for the Anniston Star as a freelance writer. He also wrote book criticisms and
was a drama critic. He led two trips to Paris and to the South of France so
students could learn to use the language. He was a lifelong supporter of the
International House program founded by Dr. James Jones. Mr. Simpson was a WWII
Navy veteran. He was an avid bird watcher, reader and gardener. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to a favorite charity.
Gray Brown-Service Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
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