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George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2812 North Highland, Jackson, TN

OBITUARY

Bettye Day Grisham

September 24, 1929January 13, 2020
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Bettye Cole Day Grisham, age 90 of Jackson, passed away on January 13, 2020 at Humboldt Nursing Home in Humboldt, after an extended battle with Alzheimer's.

Bettye was born on September 24, 1929 in Jackson, TN, the daughter of the late Loyce Bert and Lillie Frances Hammonds Cole. Bettye worked as a receptionist for Dr. Dodson, Crocker and Scott and retired from the Eye Clinic.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Guy Thomas "Gabo" Day and her second husband, Walter Grisham. She was also preceded in death by her sisters and brothers, Jack Cole, Bert Cole, Jr., Carl Cole, Katherine Turner and Frances Farris.

She is survived by two sons Guy Thomas Day, Jr. "Tommy" (Tookie) and David Winston Day (Deborah) both of Jackson; grandchildren, Justin Day (Laura), Jenny Day (Kent), Katlin Day, and Michelle Coleman (Tony); and great grandchildren, Georgia Rose, Hazel, Ezra, and Andrew.

The family would like to Thank her sitters that have taken such good care of her for several years. Deena Maness, Tawanna Coleman, Christy Blair, Lindsey Pruitt, Tracy Pate. and Lee Merriweather.

Services

  • Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • The Funeral Service Thursday, January 16, 2020

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Carol Butler Yancey

January 15, 2020

Miss Bettye was such a sweet and beautiful lady inside and out. She had a lovely voice and my Dad loved singing with her and having her in the choir. She was a dear family friend whose life was so special.

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