On October 31, 2005, JOAN E. SIMMS (nee Atkinson); devoted daughter of E. Doris Atkinson; beloved mother of John E. Jr. (Butch) and Craig Walter; cherished grandmother of Matthew James and Jessica Leigh; loving companion of Walter Williams and a host of many other relatives and friends. A Funeral Service will be held in the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home Inc, 1050 York Road (Beltway exit 26A) on Saturday, at 11 A.M. Interment Parkwood Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday and Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. If desired, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 8219 Town Center Drive, P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore, MD, 21236.