Susan Mahaly (Whitlock) Grimes
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Mrs. Susan B. Grimes, 97-year-old pioneer of this community, died at her home in the Grimes community near here last Thursday following a prolonged illness.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Union Baptist church with Rev. Arthur Freeman, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Perry cemetery
[Furneaux Cemetery]
Mrs. Grimes moved with her husband to Carrollton from Tennessee fifty-four years ago and had resided here since that time. He died four years faster. Descendents of the Grimes total at least 152.
The Grimes community was named in honor of the family. Her oldest son died recently at the age of 77, E. H. Grimes, 63 years old, is the youngest child.
Survivors include five sons, Elbert Grimes, Azora Grimes, A. D. Grimes, A. D. Grimes and E. H. Grimes, all of Carrollton and F. L. Grimes of Irving; one daughter, Mrs. D. C. Perry of Carrollton. Forty three grandchildren, eighty-seven great-grandchildren and sixteen great-great-grandchildren are among the survivors.

The Carrollton Chronicle - November 21, 1941
Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams




Furneaux Cemetery, Carrollton, Denton County, Texas


  • Wife of Tennessee Mathis Dean "TMD" Grimes; Daughter of Thomas Whitlock
  • Born May 9, 1844 in Wilson Co., TN; Died Nov 14, 1941, Lewisville, Denton Co., TX
  • Buried at the Furneaux Cemetery, Carrollton, Denton Co., TX
  • Death Certificate
  • Children:
    William P Grimes (1861 - 1862)
    Francis Sarah Grimes Perry (1866 - 1967)
    James R. Grimes (1868 - 1908)
    Azorah Hittite Grimes (1870 - 1953)
    Author Dean Grimes (1872 - 1957)
    Flave Lee Grimes (1874 - 1952)
    Elbert Moore Grimes (1876 - 1948)
    Edward Hatten Grimes (1879 - 1964)
    Charley D Grimes (1881 - 1897)
    Augustus Grimes (1883 - 1883)
    Grover Cleveland Grimes (1884 - 1917)
    Son Grimes (1891 - 1891)

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