Kathryn Simmons Lovett

July 25, 1916June 8, 2014

Kathryn Simmons Lovett, 97, passed away Sunday at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Metter, but lived most of her adult life in Statesboro. She attended Georgia Southern and graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in home economics. She worked for the Farm Security Administration as a home economist, traveling throughout Southeast Georgia teaching homemakers how to safely can food. She then attended Emory University School of Medicine, where she was in the school's first class to which women were admitted. After her graduation from Emory School of Medicine, she did her internship in New Orleans at the U.S. Marine Hospital. She returned to Metter to practice with her father, Dr. W.E. Simmons. She later studied at the Medical College of Georgia as a resident in psychiatry. She and her husband, Dr. Lindsay Franklin Lovett, moved to Statesboro where he practiced general medicine and she practiced psychiatry. Over the course of her career, she supervised the organization of numerous mental health clinics in an eight-county area, worked at the counseling center at Georgia Southern and taught psychology as a member of the faculty of Georgia Southern. She was a member of the Savannah Girl Scout Council, the Archibald Bulloch chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Adam Brinson I Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century, and the Daughters of the American Colonists. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Statesboro and the Dorcas Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Hoe and Hope Garden Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Lindsay Franklin Lovett, her father Dr. W.E. Simmons and her mother "Miss Maude" Simmons, and her sisters, Josephine Smith and Lillian Bell. She is survived by three daughters and three sons in law: Kathryn Veech and William Veech of Houston, Texas; Dr. Cathy Lovett and Dr. James Allan of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Dr. Karen Lovett and Larry Anderson of Albany, Ga. She is also survived by her granddaughters: Kathryn and Maude Veech, Lindsay Autrey and her husband Shane, and Ellen Herrington. Visitation will be held 5:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday, June 11 in Hodges-Moore Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, June 12, in the Chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home with Dr. H. William Perry and Elder Jack Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Lake Cemetery in Metter. Please visit our online memorial at to sign our online guestbook and share fond memories with the Lovett family. The family asks that in lieu of flowers remembrances be made to the Statesboro First Baptist Church, 108 North Main Street, Statesboro, GA 30458 or the charity of your choice. Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.



  • Visitation Wednesday, June 11, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 12, 2014


  • Interment

Kathryn Simmons Lovett

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July 20, 2014

Karen, I was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I fondly remember going to your home and your grandmother's home. I remember the lovely wedding tea your mother and aunt hosted. My mother (Sue Nell Stapleton) died about 2 years ago. We'll remember your entire family in our thoughts and prayers. I didn't know you live in Albany . I live in Cairo about 1 hr away and work as a PA in Tallahassee. I'd love to hear from you and take you out for lunch. My address is Jan Stapleton Simmons, PO Box 511, Cairo, Ga. 39828 - 229-377-0972.

Lorie Wilson Ward

June 16, 2014

So very sorry for your loss.
Prayers of comfort for you and your family

Sharron Sable

June 15, 2014

I was the first full time nurse Dr. Lovett hired to work with her at Pineland. Being a native "Yankee" she taught me how to be "Southern". We traveled over the eight counties and shared a lot during these trips. She was a wonderful person and loved by staff and patients. We will all miss her.

June 12, 2014

Cathy,our prayers and throughts.are with you and your family during this time.

Joe and Joanne Malone

June 12, 2014

Cathy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your thoughts during this time.

Lynn C. Jones-mattews

June 11, 2014

Dr.Lovett,(Kathryn) was one of my heroines. I always admired and love her as a Christian friend to all. I have just learned of her death and am at Hilton Head. Hope I can get there for the visitation and funeral. Kay, Karen, & Cathy, Your mother lived her life to help her family and others. She was a wonderful Christian Lady. Love Lynn

George Carter

June 11, 2014

Karen and Larry,
Julia and I offer our condolences during this sorrowful time for you and your family.

Carolyn Wills

June 10, 2014

Larry & Karen,
My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time. Because I have lost many of my loved ones, I know I can't say I know how you feel. Every person handles their grief differently. I can say with certainty that God is near and He won't let you be alone. Once again... I am so very sorry.
God bless you.
Carolyn Wills

Maggie Mikell

June 10, 2014

I send my sincere condolences to Karen, Cathy and Kaye. Your mother had tremendous influence on my life, you will never understand the impact she made early in my life, the desire to go to College was a direct result of her inspiration.

As a child Dr. Kathryn and your father made it possible for myself and two siblings to experience social events that would have been closed to us for various reasons.

She was an amazing women who had tremendous influence. She made an impact on Bulloch County and she will be missed.

Be strong Ladies, may she rest in peace.

Absent from the body means she is present with the LORD.

Maggie (Ise) Mikell

Brenda Woodcock

June 10, 2014

Dr. Lovett and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.