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Obituary: James Marvin Grissom, 86, Knob Lick, KY

He was a deacon in the Hillside Baptist Church and was a retired farmer

James Marvin Grissom, age 86 of Knob Lick, KY, died Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at NHC Healthcare in Glasgow.

Funeral services will be held 1pmCT, Saturday, November 28, 2009, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East ST, Edmonton, KY, with burial in the Pedigo Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4pmCT until 8pmCT, Friday, November 27, 2009, and after 9amCT, Saturday at the funeral home.

He was the son of the late Henry and Mattie Hurt Grissom Slinker. He was a retired farmer and deacon of the Hillside Missionary Baptist Church.He is survived by the following:
  • Two children: Verlon (Joyce) Grissom of Knob Lick, KY; and Lavinia (Dennis) Toms of Cave City, KY

  • Four grandchildren: Jason (Sarah) Harper of Glasgow, KY; Jessica (Daniel) Gaskins of Edmonton, KY; Megan (Todd) Pennington of Glasgow, KY; and Melissa (Jay) Stephens of Knob Lick, KY

  • Three step grandchildren: Angie Coomer, Amanda Stout and Jeremy Coomer and families.

  • Six great grandchildren

  • One half brother and one half sister, Mitchell Slinker and Margie Martin both of Louisville, KY

  • One daughter in law: Ollie Nell Grissom of Glasgow, KY
He was preceded in death by his wife Gladys Grissom, October 28, 2009; two sons, Shelby and Jay Grissom, and two sisters, Nell Slinker and Edna Neal.

Butler Funeral Home, 201 East ST, Edmonton, KY, is in charge of arrangements.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.


This obituary was made possible through the support of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, established in 1922, located at 210 Greensburg Street in Columbia. To reach Louis and Brenda McQueary and Richard and Mary Beth Phelps, phone 270-384-2145, or call our 24-hour community obituary information line, 384-6999. E-mail: Website URL: Friends you trust, caring for people you love.
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