Edd Grisham

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

EDD GRISHAM, 82, of Green Forest, died April 2, 2005, at his home in Green Forest.

He was a son of Jim and Gertie Smith Grisham, born July 5, 1922, in Compton, Ark. He was a life-long farmer of dairy, beef, chicken and pigs. He was a member of Osage Baptist Church.

He married Sue Christian on Feb. 23, 1942, and helped raise Sue's two brothers, Bobby and Blake Christian. He was a life-long member and worker for the Democratic Party.

He was preceded in death by his wife; two sisters, Modena Roberts and Eula Oxford; and a brother, Olvey Buel Grisham.

He is survived by two sons, David and wife Connie Grisham of Alpena, and Gary and wife Sandy Grisham of Harrison; two daughters, Edna Kay and J.R. Maybee of Alpena, and Sarah and Randy Newman of Harrison; two sisters, Polly Turney of Harrison, and Agness Dillen of Harrison; and a brother, Roy Lee Grisham of Illinois; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services were held Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at Osage Baptist Church with Rev. Lannie Younger officiating. Burial was in Alpena Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Christenson Funeral Home of Harrison.

Memorials may be made to the Osage Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 16475 Hwy. 103 S., Alpena, AR 72611.