Obituaries for Sat., Nov. 21, 2015

Published 9:02 am Saturday, November 21, 2015

James Walden Grissett

Mr. James Walden Grissett, 83, of Andalusia, passed away Wed., Nov. 18, 2015, in a Pensacola hospital.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Fri., Nov. 20, from Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Miller and the Rev. Alan Harp officiating. Interment followed in Judson Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Gail Maddox Grissett of Andalusia; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Ken Raines of Andalusia; sons and daughter-in-law, Jimmy Grissett, Kenny and Vickie Grissett all of Andalusia; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Thomas Grissett of River Falls; and sister, Diana Harp of Brewton.

Mr. Grissett was preceded in death by his sisters, Marlene Fryer and Thera Brogden, and brother, Max Grissett.

Pallbearers will be Mike Grissett, Andy Harp, Thomas Harp, Tommy Grissett, Bobby Grissett, Phil Grissett, and Hiram Brogden.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800 or Faith Radio Broadcasting; P.O. Box 210789, Montgomery, AL 36121.

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George Richmond Waits, Jr.

George Richmond Waits, Jr. of Ozark, Ala., former resident of Andalusia, died on Nov. 10 of injuries from an automobile accident.

He was born Nov. 29, 1958, in Savannah, Ga.

He is survived by his parents, George Richmond and Nancy Waits of Orlando; sisters, Christy Woodruff of Winter Springs, Fla., and Mary McDavid Waits of Orlando. Memorial Services will be on Jan. 9, 2016, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.