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Doris J. Walls

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AMHERST – Doris J. Walls, age 71 and a resident of Amherst, died Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Golden Acres Lorain County Nursing Home, after a brief illness.
Doris was born September 4, 1939 in Rita, West Virginia to the late Wayne and Rose (nee Damron) Grimmette. In 1965 Doris moved with her family from West Virginia to Amherst, where she remained. She was a homemaker who was very devoted to her family. For the past 25 years, she was the caregiver of her daughter Reda, who suffered disability resulting from an automobile accident as a teenager. Doris loved flower gardening.
Survivors include three children; Peg (Randy) Cecil of Vermilion, Mike (Nicole) of Amherst, and Reda of Amherst; four grandchildren; Scott Beachler, Randi Lynn Cecil, Scottie Carroll, Hailey Carroll; four sisters; Juanita "Skeet" Hazlett of Columbus, Essie Stevenson of Kentucky, Gladys Stotridge of Wakeman, Carol Sue Scarberry of West Virginia; and one brother Gary Grimmette of Maryland.
In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her husband Jessie (1988); two brothers, Shirley and Arlie Grimmette; and her sister Welma Hagar.
Family will receive friends at the Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, 851 Park Avenue, Amherst, Thursday 6 - 8 p.m. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home with Pastor Howard Crabtree of Everspring Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.
Memorials may be made to Everspring Baptist Church, 49536 Middle Ridge Road, Amherst, OH 44001.
Published in The Morning Journal on Aug. 3, 2011
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