Lura Grimes

August 22, 1924 ~ December 2, 2019 (age 95)


Miss Lura Mae Grimes, age 95 of Wilkesboro, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019 at her home.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, December 8, 2019, at Rickards Chapel with Rev. Richard Watts, Bishop George Morgan and Rev. Keith D. Knox, Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Rickards Chapel  Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Reins Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Miss Grimes was born August 22, 1924 in Wilkes County to Fred Vernon and Ethel Vyra Barber Grimes. She retired as a Telephone Operator with NY Bell (AT&T), having worked from the 1940s until the 1970s. She was a member of Rickards Chapel and the Mother of the church. Lura was an active member of the Roots of Love and was very involved in the Lincoln Heights Community.  She was a local history enthusiast, loved to travel and was just a phenomenal person with a sharp mind as well as the matriarch of her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters; Mary Louise Anderson, Violet Mackay and Vera Jane Grimes, four brothers; Grover Columbus Grimes, Glenn Alvin Grimes, Fred Earl Grimes and Everett Lee Grimes.

She is survived by two sisters; Reba Williams of Queens, NY and Elizabeth W. Hubbard of Buffalo NY and a host of other relatives and friends.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Rickards Chapel PO Box 1689 North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.

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December 7, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Funeral Service
December 8, 2019

2:00 PM
Rickard's Chapel AME Zion Church
1288 Old US Hwy 421
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Interment following funeral service
December 8, 2019

Do Not Use
Hunter Road
Wilkesboro, NC 28659


Rickards Chapel
PO Box 1689, North Wilkesboro NC 28659

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