Myrtle Mae Grieves, 88, a McMinnville resident and Warren County native, died Jan. 18 in NHC Healthcare in McMinnville following a lingering illness.
Mrs. Grieves was retired, having been employed by McMinnville Garment Company, Savage Nursery, River Park Hospital and a self-employed caregiver. She was a member of Irving College Baptist Church.
She was the daughter of the late Eli and Mary Gibbs Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, I.L. Savage, Wilbur McGee and Laverne Grieves; brothers, Willard and Tom Brown and sisters, Frances Turner and Janie Brown.
Mrs. Grieves is survived by two sons, Tommy (Carla) Savage of Rock Island, and Bill Brown of McMinnville; six grandchildren, Brandon (Jenny) Savage of Crossville; Kendra (Ethan) Rutledge of Columbus, Ohio; Daniel Savage of Rock Island; Amy (Chris) Norville of Murfreesboro; Jessica (Kenny) Campbell and Whitney Brown of McMinnville, three great-grandchildren, several stepchildren and step-grandchildren, special niece, Eva Lois Brady of McMinnville. Several other nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
Funeral service was held Monday in High’s Chapel with Ronald Powell officiating. Interment followed at Shellsford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nursing Home Christmas or the Shellsford Cemetery Trust Fund.
High Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Jan. 22, 2014