Valdosta Daily Times


May 15, 2014

Martha Louise Connell Grimes

VALDOSTA — Martha Louise Connell Grimes, 91, of Adel, Ga., passed away May 12, 2014, at Southeast Georgia Health System of Camden in St. Mary’s, Ga. She was born March 25, 1923, in Adel to the late Buren Enoch Connell and the late Gladys Mae Moore Connell. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Adel and had resided in Adel for the past 23 years.

Mrs. Grimes is survived by her son, Lee Grimes of Adel; a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Johnny Lee of Folkston, Ga.; two granddaughters and their spouses, MaeLeigh and Mike Lipes of Covington, Va., Meagan and Jacob Oakley of Folkston; a brother, Sam Connell of Lithonia, Ga.; two sisters, Frances Maddox of Adel, Pat Connell of Valdosta; a host of nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Howard L. Grimes Sr.; and a sister, Josie Wheless.

The family of Mrs. Grimes will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Boone Funeral Home, 1804 S. Hutchinson Ave., Adel.

Funeral service will take place at 2 p.m., Friday, May 16, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Adel with the Rev. Ben Smith and the Rev. Bill Marlette officiating. Interment will follow in Longbridge Cemetery in Berrien County. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at — Boone Funeral Home is serving the Grimes family.

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