Funeral services for James Dayton "Buddy" Sims, Sr. will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be Rev. John Cannon. Interment will follow at Salem Cemetery in Athens. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.