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Aretta Mae Lott

Athens, Ohio

May 6, 1922 – Jul 21, 2019 (Age 97)


Jagers and Sons Funeral Home Obituary

Aretta Mae Lott, age 97 of The Plains, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, Athens. Born May 6, 1922 in The Plains, she was the daughter of the late Walter Grigsby and Gladys Evans Grigsby.  She was a longtime Chauncey resident and was currently living at The Lindley Inn.

She attended Chauncey Dover High School, and had been employed at the Athens State Hospital and retired from McBee Systems.  She was a member of Athens Church of God, and thru her faith had advised family she was ready to meet her Lord and Savior.  In the past she greatly enjoyed being with her family for meals or just visiting, walking with friends, crafting, taking bus trips and going to the Chauncey Senior Citizens. 

Aretta is survived by her daughter in law, Judy (Jerry) Yates of The Plains; a granddaughter, Holly (Steve) Sofronko of The Plains; and a niece Joyce Bise of Florala, Alabama.

Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Lott; her son, Larry L. Grigsby; a brother, William “Peck” Grigsby; and a sister in law, Hildreth Grigsby.

Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday 1:00 p.m. at Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens with Pastor Tom Dishong officiating.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Please share a memory, a note of condolence or sign the online register at  The family would like to thank The Lindley Inn, O’Bleness Hospital and OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital and OhioHealth Home Care and Hospice for their love and care.

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Jerry, my husband Gary and I had the pleasure of getting to know Aretta while my mother Virginia (Ginny) sat next to her for meals at the Lindley Inn. Aretta was the best story teller. She often spoke lovingly of her mothers fresh baked bread. Shed tell how neighbor children would line up at the back door for a piece. She said you could smell it baking for miles around. It is comforting knowing that she is with the Lord now. We are sorry for your loss. She thought the world of you. She...

It was nice to have met aretta I first met her in Chauncey when she fell by post office. She was a good soul and I also saw her at the lindley inn every time I went in I'm going to miss seeing her there and Godspeed Aretta.

Love you Aunt Pudge

I've known Aretta for many years and worked with her at McBees. She will be missed.