Elmer Watson Grant, Sr. departed this life on Monday Dec. 24, 2012. The son of Thomas James Grant and Juanita Sherman Grant. He was born in Bedford County on March 14, 1935. He was educated in public school in Bedford County. Elmer later moved to Washington D.C., joined the United States Air Force
and Proudly served his country. He was a member of the Ottersville Baptist Church in Bedford.