Gladys (Smith) Grissom

Monday, September 5, 2016
Gladys Grissom

Gladys Lenora (Smith) Grissom, 82, of Piggott, Ark., passed away September 3, 2016, at the Piggott Community Hospital, in Piggott.

She was born on November 19, 1933, in Mammoth, Mo., and was the daughter of the late James Martin and Veva Marie (Pherigo) Rhamy.

She was united in marriage to Garrlen Eugene Grissom on March 17, 1984, and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her infant son, Donnie Ray Smith and five brothers.

Survivors include her children, Mary Morrow and husband Dewayne of Iowa Park, Tex., Fern Smith of Holcomb, Mo., Shirley Bradshaw and husband Stephen of Holcomb, Mo., Glenda Brooks and Larry Hart of Annapolis, Md., James Smith and wife Tammy of Paragould, Ark., Charles Smith and wife Melinda of Kennett, Mo. and Scott Smith and wife Jennifer of St. Louis, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Vera Sharp and Lorene Scott; two brothers, James Rhamy and Charles Rhamy along with many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Kim Hellebusch officiating. Burial is in the Piggott Cemetery. Pallbearers are Danny Bradshaw, Jeremy Smith, Chase Smith, Alan Cannedy, Cody Howe and Scott Smith. Honorary Pallbearers are Bill Grissom, Bill Gaylean and Louis Cates. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home, of Piggott, is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be held beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, and will continue until the time of the service at the funeral home.