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Alma Lee (Lancaster) Grubbs

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Alma Lee Lancaster Grubbs went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 18, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Merrill Howard Grubbs for 51 years until his death in 1999.
Alma was born in Naples, NC, October 5, 1926, the older daughter of Oren and Lucy Lancaster. She graduated from Maryville College with a B.A. in Bible and Christian Education. She and Merrill met there and wed in 1948. They settled in Hendersonville, NC.
In 1961, Alma and Merrill went to S. Korea with their 5 children and began a 30-year career as Presbyterian missionaries. Alma primarily taught at Hanil Women's Seminary: piano, organ, preschool methods, English conversation, and puppetry. The couple retired to Lynchburg, VA, in 1992.
Alma is survived by her sister, Edith Mussler, of Toccoa, GA; her children: Jeff W. Grubbs of Lynchburg; Cynthia V. Horvath of Salem, VA; D. Scott Grubbs of Greenville, SC; Tim G. Lowly of Itasca, IL; Amy G. Moore of Bedford, VA; and 7 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lynchburg, VA, on Saturday, January 2, 2016, at 1:30 p.m.
Published in The Times-News on Dec. 20, 2015
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