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Silver Alert issued for woman who may be heading to Columbus County

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BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- The NC Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for Margaret Britt Simmons. The Robeson County Sheriff's Office says Simmons, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, was last seen at 576 Smyrna Church Road in Lumberton.

Investigators say she could be headed toward 132 Simmons Drive in Evergreen in Columbus County. The Bladen County Sheriff's Office also says she has family in Bladen County.

Simmons is an 84-year-old white woman with short gray hair and hazel eyes. She is 5'5", 162 pounds and walks with a cane.

She was last seen wearing glasses, a striped shirt, blue pants, and tan leather shoes. She may be driving a 1995 green Jeep Grand Cherokee with a North Carolina license plate that starts with ADH.

Anyone with information about Margaret Britt Simmons should call the Robeson County Sheriffs Office at (910) 671-3170.

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Margaret Simmons

This is my aunt you are making such remarks about. If you will notice every mature adult listed as missing on Silver Alert is stated to possibly be suffering from dementia. She is not. You tell me how many people who had an accident whose car landed in water could kick the door open, take off her bra attach it to the luggage rack, pull herself up, use one shoe as a pillow and the other to scoop water on the roof because it was so hot it was burning her skin. You tell me what person suffering from dementia could do this. She is a strong woman and thank God she is alive. I hope you are as healthy in mind, body and spirit as her at 84.

Mrs.Simmons looks like a

Mrs.Simmons looks like a precious little lady I pray she returns home safe to her family!

I can't help but wonder why

I can't help but wonder why someone who is suffering from "dementia or some other cognitive impairment" has a car or a drivers license????? Who is caring for this woman???

Margaret Simmons

I have known this lady all my life. She and my mother grew up friends. If she had dementia she showed no signs of it to me. My mother died with dementia! She stopped by my home to visit with me and check on how I was doing early last week. We had wonderful stimulating conversation!

Dementia?

She has dementia, and she is driving her car?

This is truly alarming. She should never have had access to her car if she is suffering dementia.