RANBURNE - Herman Burgess Grizzard, 90, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Tanner Medical Center.
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Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Dryden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sonny Champion officiating. Burial will follow in Cleburne Memorial Garden. Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, from noon until 2 p.m. Dryden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Grizzard is survived by his wife Drucilla Thackerson Grizzard, Ranburne; nieces Brenda Sue Holmcombe of Carrollton, Ga., and Mary Gim Slep of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; nephews Franklin Price Starr and Herman Clyde Starr, both from Florida; great nephews Brady Knapp and Brian Knapp; stepson Anthony McIntosh Sr. of Cave Spring, Ga.; step-grandchildren Parks McIntosh, Simon McIntosh, Anthony McIntosh Jr., Alexander McIntosh, Charlie McIntosh and Davis McIntosh; and sisters-in-law Elsie Gamble and Betty (Russell) Wyatt.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Walker, Ralph Brooks, Welton Richardson, Ralph Dodson, Parks McIntosh, Anthony McIntosh Jr. and Alexander McIntosh.
Mr. Grizzard was a native and lifelong resident of Cleburne County. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and owned and operated Grizzards Trading Post in Ranburne for 50 years. Mr. Grizzard was the mayor of Ranburne from 2000 to 2004. He was a member of Saint Marks United Methodist Church. Mr. Grizzard was preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Vertie Grizzard, and his first wife, Mary Starr Grizzard.
Dryden Funeral Home
1467 Almon Street
Heflin, AL 36264
Published in The Daily Home on Feb. 23, 2014