Lillian Elizabeth Whorton Grissom

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Lillian Elizabeth Whorton Grissom of Piedmont, Alabama, Born December 7, 1930, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the age of 86. She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Lyle, Dolores Donaldson, and Reta (Lee) Young; one sister, Glenda (Richard) Rhinehart; one brother, Jack (Geraldine) Whorton; three grandchildren, Scotty (Cayce) Grimes, Chad (Amanda) Donaldson, Wayland (Stephanie) Young; eight great grandchildren, Savannah Grimes, Lexy Goss, Grayce Goss, Krisha (Derrick) Kines, Shaley (Preston) Causby, Madison Heath, Logan Casey, and Drake Dean; two great-great grandchildren, Harper Kines and Presley Causby; special friend and relative, Mrs. Agnes Seay; and a host of nieces and nephews. She spent her life caring for her family and worked at Springs Industries in Piedmont for 34 years. She was an avid gardener and loved flowers and growing vegetables. She was an artist of painting ceramics and the best seamstress in all of the county. She was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church all of her life. Pallbearers will be Scotty Grimes, Chad Donaldson, Wayland Young, Randall Whorton, Bobby Whorton and Joseph McCurdy. She is preceded in death by her husband, William Durell Grissom; her parents, Frank and Ruth Whorton; one sister, Ella Mae McFry; and three brothers, Burr Whorton, Hoyt Whorton and Herman Whorton. Services will be held at Philadelphia Baptist Church, Piedmont, Tuesday, November 21 at 2 pm. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service. Officiating will be Reverend Jerry Stewart and Reverend J.D. Whorton. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Miranda Holcomb and Shirley Headrick of Southern Hospice Care and a very special thank you to Wendy Young. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Philadelphia Baptist Church. Thompson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory - Piedmont
6340 Old Piedmont-Gadsden Hwy. PO Box 574
Piedmont, AL 36272
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Published in The Anniston Star on Nov. 21, 2017