Name: Florence Elizabeth GODWIN
Given Name: Florence Elizabeth
Change Date: 2 NOV 2010
News & Observer, The (Raleigh, NC)
Birth: 23 NOV 1905 in Johnston County, North Carolina
Death: 14 JAN 2007 in Harnett County, North Carolina
Burial: 16 JAN 2007 Coats City Cemetery, Coats, Harnett County, North Carolina
Mrs. Florence Godwin Grimes, age 101, of 160 Carrie St., died Sunday at her residence. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Angier Primitive Baptist Church. Officiating will be Elder Andy Mozingo, Elder Devon Harris, and Rev. Jesse Mooney. Burial will follow in the Coats City Cemetery.
Mrs. Grimes was born November 23, 1905 in Johnston County to the late Aggie J. and Cornelia Woodall Godwin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Floyd Grimes; son, Wayne Grimes; daughter, Hilda Grimes Hedrick; sister, Alice White; brothers, Clem Godwin, Floyd Godwin, and Robert Godwin; grandson, David Hedrick; great-great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Scott Allen.
Mrs. Grimes was a homemaker, member of the Angier Primitive Baptist Church, and loved nature. She was instrumental in planting and caring for the dogwood trees and flowers in the Coats City Cemetery, this type of community service earned her Citizen of the Year in 1993 at the age of 87.
Surviving, include daughter, Jenny Grimes Stephenson; 11 grandchildren; Kathy Gerber, Diane Allen, Steve Stephenson, Ellen Brown, Sherree Hedrick, Bob Hedrick, Walt Hedrick, Phillip Hedrick, Doug Grimes, Janet Grimes, and Mike Grimes; 15 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Coats 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, and other times at the home. Flowers are welcomed, however memorials may be made to the Angier Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Gerald Lawrence, 156 Wendy Lane, Angier, NC 27501. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.RoseGrahamFuneralServices.com.
Father: Aggie J. GODWIN b: 20 AUG 1877 in Cumberland County, (Harnett County,) North Carolina
Mother: Cornelia WOODALL b: 8 JAN 1879 in Cumberland County, (Harnett County,) North Carolina
Alton Floyd GRIMES b: 19 MAY 1898 in Cumberland County, (Harnett County,) North Carolina
Harnett County Register of Deeds
Certificate Number: 2400081
Date Filed: 12/06/1924 12:00:00 AM
Groom: GRIMES, ALTON FLOYD
Bride: GODWIN, FLORENCE
Maiden Surname: GODWIN
Date of Marriage: 12/07/1924
7 DEC 1924
in Harnett County, North Carolina 1 2
- Hilda Ruth GRIMES b: 3 DEC 1925 in Harnett County, North Carolina
- Wayne GRIMES b: 3 OCT 1927 in Harnett County, North Carolina
- Living GRIMES
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