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Edna Elizabeth Powell Griswold, 91
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Edna Elizabeth Powell Griswold, 91, a McMinnville resident and DeKalb County native, was born Dec. 27, 1926 and died June 1 at her residence following a five-month illness.

She was a retired bookkeeper with Warren Mechanical, member of Westwood Church of Christ, and daughter of the late Jesse N. and Bedie E. Vanatta Watson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by first husband, Willard Franklin Powell; second husband, Edgar F. Griswold; and three brothers, J.W., Thomas and Steve Watson.

Mrs. Griswold is survived by six children and spouses, Willard F. and Carolyn Ann Powell Jr. of McMinnville, Darlene and Ralph Pierce Jr. of McMinnville, Marlene and Phil Crawford of Pikeville, Dennis Powell of McMinnville, David and Julie Powell of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Ann Bland of McMinnville; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two stepsons, Jeff Griswold of Murfreesboro, and Frank Griswold of Clearwater, Fla.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at High’s Chapel with Richard O’Conner to officiate. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Sunday until the time of service at High’s. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 3, 2018