Bunnell, Florida
Thursday, November 26, 1936


Mrs. Ephemia Simpson, 68, from Radford, Virginia, a winter resident of Flagler Beach, was instantly killed Sunday afternoon when she stepped into an oncoming automobile on the Ocean Shore Boulevard in front of her home.

The driver of the car, Dr. A. H. Vermillea, who had been spending a few days at Flagler Beach, was exonerated by eye-witnesses who said that Dr. Vermillea was traveling at less than 40 miles an hour and who made every effort to avoid the accident.

Mrs. Miner was standing between the road and the ocean front, it was stated, and, when the driver of the car sounded the horn in warning she apparently became excited and started across the highway to her home. She ran into the front fender of the moving auto and it was said that besides a skull fracture she had both legs broken by the impact.

Miss Elizabeth Simpson, a sister of the dead woman, has been a winter resident of Flagler Beach for many years, and for the past few years two other sisters, Miss Kirk Simpson and Dr. Dora Simpson, have resided at the Beach town during the winter.

The body was prepared for shipment back to the Virginia home for burial by a Daytona Beach mortuary firm, and was placed on a train Monday afternoon accompanied by Dr. Dora Simpson for the journey.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Edgar Johnston of North Jackson, Ohio; Miss Elizabeth Simpson, Dr. Dora Simpson and Miss Kirk Simpson of Radford, Va. and Flagler Beach; and one brother, T. W. Simpson of. Bristol, Tenn.