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Herrin- Pearl Grimes, 93, of Herrin, passed away at 5:55 AM, Thursday, January 6, 2005 at Friendship Care Center in Herrin.
Pearl was born on July 11, 1911 in Kentucky to Grant & Ada (Phelps) Winchester. She married Clarence “Ardell” Grimes on September 6, 1936 in Murphysboro. He survives of Herrin.
Mrs. Grimes was a homemaker and a member of the Herrin First United Methodist Church. She was an active volunteer for the Red Cross Blood Mobile.
Husband- Ardell Grimes- Herrin
Daughter & son in law- Shirley & Charles Harper- Johnston City (owners of Harper Feed Mill in Herrin)
Lisa & Jeff DeRight- Mt. Pulaski, IL
Brent Grimes- St. Louis, MO
Sherry & Todd Smedshammer- Herrin
Cindy & Joseph Kovasity- Grand Blanc, MI
Wendy Sue Harper- Johnston City
Great Grandchildren- Haley & Logan DeRight- Mt. Pulaski, IL
Daughter in law- Teresa Rogers- Rivertown
She was preceded in death by her parents, son; Gary Grimes and five sisters.
The funeral service will be held at 1:30 PM, Monday, January 10, 2005 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Rev. Don Colson will officiate. Burial will follow at Herrin City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9:00 PM, Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Herrin First United Methodist Church Building Fund or to Bonnie Camp and will be accepted at the funeral home. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register; please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.