2019-03-13 / Obituaries

Melba Grimsley


Melba Joan Chapman “Sissy” Grimsley, 84, of Headland, Ala., passed away at her residence Saturday, March 9, 2019.

Mrs. Grimsley was born Oct. 27, 1934, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Joe Hobson Chapman and Mellie Sue Gill Chapman. She was a member of Westview United Methodist Church in Blakely and was a homemaker.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Daphene Chapman, Helen Smith, Earlene Stagg, Sandra Lawson; and two brothers, Bobby Chapman and Buddy Chapman.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Joseph Edward “Chuck” Grimsley; a daughter, Linda “Dru” Jones and Dewey; a son, Joseph Edward “Bo” Grimsley and Ginger, all of Headland; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held Monday, March 11, 2019, at 11 a.m. EDT at the graveside in the Blakely Cemetery with Rev. Norman Simmons officiating.

The family received friends for a visitation starting at 10 a.m. EDT at Manry-Jordan- Hodges Funeral Home.

Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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