Ethel Marie Grimes
February 24, 1946 – April 3, 2019
Ethel Marie “Rita” Grimes, 73, passed away April 3, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born February 24, 1946, to Jake and Junie Robinson Ross. She graduated from Thrasher High School in 1963 and Northeast Mississippi Community College Nursing Program in 1980. Before retiring she worked for Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was a member of Booneville Church of Christ. She enjoyed yard work, gardening, growing flowers, crafts, puzzles, and attending church.
A celebration of life service will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, April 5, 2019, at McMillan Funeral Home with Dr. Greg Pollock and Bro. Dale Ross officiating.
She is survived by a son, Mark Grimes; one sister, Joyce (James) Fugitt; her mother-in-law, Nova Lee Grimes; two sisters-in-law, Geraldine Ross and Diane Ross; one brother-in-law, Wayne (Gretchen) Grimes; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtiss Grimes; a daughter, Tammy Grimes; one sister, Shirley Garrett; and two brothers, Jim Ross and Benny Ross.
Visitation will be Friday from 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home.