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Obit – Mrs. Charlotte Grisham

Life-long South Carthage resident, Mrs. Charlotte Grisham, died at the age of 78 at 12:29 a.m. Wednesday morning October 21, 2020 at the Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital where she was admitted October 10th.

Mrs. Grisham’s longtime pastor, Eld. Rickey Hall, officiated at the 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon October 25, 2020 funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed near her infant daughter, Joy Shondell Grisham, in the Garden of Gethsemane at the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Born Charlotte Louise Dishman in Carthage on August 7, 1942, she was one of three daughters of the late Coy Dickie Dishman who died October 10, 1998 at the age of 80 and Agnes Dennis Dishman who died May 7, 2001 at the age of 79.

Mrs. Grisham was a 1960 graduate of Smith County High School where she majored in home economics and was a member of the Future Homemakers of America all four years, and where she held the Junior and Chapter degrees and her freshman, sophomore and senior years she was a member of the chorus and spring festivals. It was said of her in her annual: “She has a gentle smile and a kindly word to say.”

Both of her sisters preceded her in death, Peggy Sue Dishman Fields who died at the age of 62 on April 10, 2013 and Joyce Anne Dishman Williams who died February 7, 2016 at the age of 70.

On April 25, 1964, Mrs. Charlotte was united in marriage to Harold Dean Grisham by Eld. Phocian Gibbs.

Their daughter, Joy Shondell, died at the age of five days on December 21, 1968.

Mrs. Grisham’s work career had included the former Carthage Shirt Corporation, W. E. Stephens Manufacturing Co. and Dura – Meritor.

She was saved at a young age and was at the time of her death a member of the North Gordonsville Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband Dean of fifty six years is their son, Tim Grisham of South Carthage, two grandchildren, Timothy Grisham and wife Michelle of Sierra Vista, Arizona, Kain Allen Grisham of Carthage; three great-grandchildren, Austin Lane Grisham, Chloe Grisham and Cash Grisham.

The family requests memorials to the North Gordonsville Missionary Baptist Church.