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Jonas Neal Grissom Sr.

retired North Carolina funeral director, died October 4, 2011, at age 95. Grissom graduated from Gupton-Jones Mortuary College in 1948 and worked for a number of funeral homes in western North Carolina. He retired at age 86 and was self-employed. He also was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp (1943-46) and served as a board member of Etowah Volunteer Fire and Rescue. He is survived by sons J. Neal Jr. and David, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.