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Johnnie Sue Grissom Smith
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McMinnville resident and Van Buren County native Johnnie Sue Grissom Smith died Aug. 14 at Raintree Manor Nursing Home following a brief illness.
The retired director of the Senior Volunteer Program and member of Oasis Baptist Church, she was the daughter of the late Herod and Dora Measles Grissom. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Kate Grissom Barnes.
She was married to Ray Smith of McMinnville. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two nephews, Joe Bob Mills of Rock Island and Eddie Barnes of Spencer; three great-nephews, Bill Barnes and Cody Barnes, both of Spencer, and Kent Mills of Gallatin; one great-niece, Daphnea Alexander and husband Seth of Tullahoma; three great-great-nephews, Matthew Mills, Brandon Barnes and Owen Alexander; several cousins and three stepchildren, Melody Jones and Alan Smith, both of Chattanooga, and Terry Smith of Alabama.
Funeral service will be held at noon today in High’s Chapel with Steve Breedlove officiating. Burial will follow at Long Cemetery in Van Buren County. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of service today at High’s.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 17, 2011