James Mortie Simons, 89, of Dawson Springs, died on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at Ridgewood Terrace in Madisonville. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He owned and operated Hayes Hardware in Dawson Springs and Simons Lumber.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Baucum Simons; two daughters, Jane Strait and Melissa (Danny) Fain.

Service: private. Burial: McNeely Cemetery.