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Dorothy Grisham

Dorothy Grisham

Posted: Monday, February 1, 2010 4:06 pm

 The Messenger, February 1, 2010

Dorothy Lee (Tate) Grisham, 74, of Rives died 4:45 p.m. Jan. 30, 2010, at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday at Edmais-ton-Mosley Funeral Home. Jimmy Smith and the Rev. Steve Carr will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Moriah Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Buddy Grisham, Ned Bigelow, Ricky Conner, W.T. Hime, Hollis Woody and Clint Gantt.

The family will receive friends in the Rosewood Room of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home 5-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Mrs. Grisham was born Aug. 14, 1935, in Obion County, daughter of the late Jack and Tempie (Turnage) Tate. She married Billy Gene Grisham Oct. 31, 1953. He survives. She had been employed at the former Old & Third National Bank as a bookkeeper and at First State Bank as a teller and she was a member of Church of Christ.

She is also survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Laurie (Grisham) and Stan Trahan of Cordova; her son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Cheri Grisham of Union City; four grandchildren, Brandi Grisham and Cameron Grisham, both of Union City, and Connor Trahan and Colt Trahan, both of Cordova; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Buddy and Carolyn Grisham of Rives; and her sister-in-law, Patsy Tate of Sulphur, La.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Billy Jack Tate.

To view the DVD that is an online tribute, or to leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home Web site at

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