Andrew Joseph Grimes, Sr.
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Funeral services for Mr. Andrew J. Grimes, Sr. will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Pine Grove Baptist Church, Ruby, Louisiana with the Reverend Ken Gilmore officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby, Louisiana, under the direction of Rush Funeral Home, Pineville, Louisiana.
Mr. Grimes, age 85, of Hessmer, Louisiana and a resident of the New Orleans area for the past 4 years, joined our Lord in Heaven on Tuesday, December 3, 2013.
He proudly served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from the American Can Company. He was a member of The Masons Bunkie Lodge 326, serving as President. He was an avid hunter and lover of the outdoors with a passion for his faith in God and love for his family.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Morgan Grimes; parents, Camille and Eula Lee Grimes; brothers, Murphy Grimes, Sr. and C.M. Grimes, Jr.; sister, Louanna Gray; step-daughter, Susan McNabb.
He is survived by his son, Andrew (Andy) Grimes, Jr.; daughters, Linda Grimes and Donna Benitez (Danny); sisters, Ethel "Effie" Champagne, Marylee Ladner and Louella (Dan) Feasel; step-children, Michael Nicholson (Cheryl), Patricia Nicholson, C. Scott Nicholson (Craig-Jason); nineteen grandchildren; twenty one great grandchildren.
Friends may call at Pine Grove Baptist Church, Ruby, Louisiana on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until time of services.
Friends may post online messages of condolence for the Grimes Family by visiting www.rushfh.com.
Published in The Town Talk on Dec. 5, 2013