Grindstaff, Elizabeth “Lib” Lena Piercy (2008)

Obituary of Elizabeth “Lib” Lena Piercy Grindstaff ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Asheville – Elizabeth “Lib” Lena Piercy Grindstaff, 87 of Asheville passed away Monday September 15, 2008 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals.  A native and former resident of Burke County, she had resided in Buncombe County since 1989.  She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Morganton, NC.  Mrs. Grindstaff was a daughter of the late Moran Wesley Piercy and Ruth Ernestine Zachary Piercy and also preceded in death by her husband Earl Grindstaff who died March 28, 1999 and a son Ronald Melvin Grindstaff who died January 12, 1995.

Surviving are her daughters, Nina Marston and Pat Allman both of Asheville; son Earl Grindstaff of Morganton; sister Peggy Jolly of Spartanburg, SC; brothers, J.W. Piercy of Old Fort and Jerry Piercy of Arden; 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held 3 P.M. Thursday in the chapel of Anders-Rice Funeral Home with Rev. Clark Henderson officiating.  Burial followed in Lewis Memorial Park.  The family received friends 2 to 2:45 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to The Beth Anderson Family Center c/o Newbridge Baptist Church 199 Elkwood Avenue Asheville, NC 28804.  To sign Mrs. Grindstaff’s guestbook online, please go to “Memorials” at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday September 24, 2008 Volume 14 #38