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Mary Alice Grissom

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FULTON – Mary Alice ""Shorty"" Gaither Grissom, 85, died Sunday, July 20,2014, at her home after a brief illness. She was born June 24, 1929, to E.B. ""Burgess"" Gaither and Ethel Sandlin Gaither. She was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church. She graduated from Itawamba Agriculture High School and attended the opening year of Itawamba Junior College. She enjoyed her retirement years, especially gardening, socializing with friends, and looking after her dog, Tutu, and numerous chickens.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Box officiating. Burial will be in Fulton Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Carl C. ""Skeet"" Grissom; one daughter, Barbara Justice (Mike ) of Madison; two grandchildren, Mary Beth Barnes (Coleman) of Oxford, Ohio, and Ben Justice (Georgia) of Bay Springs; two great-grandchildren, Caroline Barnes and William Barnes; one brother, Ralph Gaither (Earlene) of Marietta, Ga.; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Fred Gaither, Charles Gaither and Stanley Gaither; two sisters, Dessie Wayne McElroy and Marjorie Spradling; and her parents.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences and a guestbook may be accessed at mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.

Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal from July 21 to July 22, 2014
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