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Harry Frank Ghrist Jr., 95
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McMinnville resident and Connellsville, Pa., native Harry Frank Ghrist Jr., 95, was born Nov. 26, 1926 and died Feb. 12 at his residence following a sudden illness.           

A retired United States Navy veteran of World War II and member of Smartt First Baptist Church, he was the son of the late Harry Frank and Albena Nancy Dulack Ghrist Sr. He was married to Eleanor Ghrist of McMinnville on April 14, 1946. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by children April Mickelsen, Dawn Nunley, Glenn Christ and Daymond Ghrist.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Ghrist is survived by four children and spouses, Lief and Carol Ghrist of McMinnville, Clay and Joan Ghrist of Texas, Sherd and Kathy Ghrist of Rock Island, and Tana Fraser of South Carolina, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Ghrist will be cremated. A celebration of life will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, at Smartt First Baptist Church with Johnny Newby officiating. Full military honors will be administered by American Legion Post 173 and VFW Post 5064. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home and High’s Cremations, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Feb. 20, 2022