Grindstaff, Mae Whitson (2008)

Obituary of Mae Whitson Grindstaff ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mae Whitson Grindstaff, 83, of Marion, went to be with the Lord Friday December 19, 2008 at Autumn Care of Marion.  She was born May 11, 1925 in Yancey County, NC to the late James Whitson and Matilda Briggs Whitson.  Ms. Grindstaff was a member of Cross Memorial Baptist Church where she served as a visiting volunteer, which she loved to do.  In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Albert Lawton Grindstaff and all of her brothers and sisters.

Surviving are two daughters, Stella Haynes of Statesville, NC and Diana McEntire and husband Alex of Marion; five grandchildren, Heidi Barnes of Statesville, Jason Haynes and wife Melissa of Hoover, AL, Chad Haynes and wife Kelly of Cusseta, GA, Michael McEntire and Kaitlyn McEntire of Marion; four great grandchildren, Christina & Brittany Barnes and Emma & Allison Haynes; and many special friends.

Services were held at 11:00 AM on Monday December 22, 2008 in McCall Memorial Chapel at Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion with Rev. Burl Jones officiating.  The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  A private burial will be held at another time.  Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family.  Words of comfort may be shared with the Grindstaff family at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday December 24, 2008 Volume 14 #51