Mary Ann Grimes

Published 2:38 pm Friday, October 22, 2021

Mrs. Mary Ann Grimes of the Rose Hill Community passed away Oct. 16, 2021, at her residence. She was 74.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at Good News Chapel in Rose Hill. Rev. Jay Driver officiated. Interment followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Serving as pallbearers were John David Straughn, Carter Straughn, Josh Kyser, Kenneth Catoe, John Horn.

Left to cherish her memory, sons, William Christopher Willhite of Rose Hill and stepson, Lee Grimes of Wetumpka; daughters, Joanna Straughn, Candice Willhite and Victoria Willhite of Rosehill; two stepdaughters, Beth Spires of Georgia and Cynde Dessecker of Texas; one brother, Raymond Horton Jr., of Anniston, AL; 15 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Grimes loved to play the piano and sing in the choir at church; she was the first full-time nurse at Straughn School. She and her husband, Bernard Grimes owned and operated the Rose Mart store in Rose Hill for over 30 years. She was lovingly called “Mama” by her children and their friends; she was like a “mama” to most any children, young or old, that knew her.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to Comfort Care Hospice.