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George Byron Grimes

March 2, 1956 ~ September 10, 2019 (age 63)

George Byron Grimes, age 63, of Hartford, TN, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at UT Medical Center, Knoxville. He was a member of the Smokey Mountain Mineral Society, and pastor of Great Smoky’s Flea Market Fellowship Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Grimes, Sr. and Phyllis Grimes.

Survivors include his wife, Oletha Day Grimes; sons, John and Fred Travis; grandchildren, Cailyn, Seth, Carissa, and Gavin Travis; great-grandson, Zach Smallwood; brother, William (Joann) Grimes, Jr.; sisters, Bonnie Wilhelmi, Nancy Porthouse, and Mary (Gene) Weller; brother-in-law, Cleve Day; nephews, John Grimes and Brian Elicker; nieces, Michelle (John) Murray, Diane Van Camp, Andrea (Dale) Ottinger, and Julie Porthouse; great-nieces, Brianna Brown and Emily Donahue; great-nephews, Christopher Ottinger, Elijah Cline, and Shane Murray; future great-nephew, Liam James Elicker; and a host of many close family and friends.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Newport Utilities in the family’s name.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the family cemetery at George’s home. A Celebration of Life Luncheon will follow after the service; for any further information you may contact the family.

Arrangements by Alder Funeral Home

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