J. Paul Grizzell

August 30, 2012

J. Paul Grizzell, 80, of 1050 Petersburg Road, Elberton, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at Nancy Hart Nursing Center.

Mr. Grizzell was born in Baldwin, Georgia, November 16, 1931, to the late Joseph Emer Grizzell and Nellie Mae Killebrew Grizzell. He was retired from the granite industry and a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Paul was a member of Elberton First Baptist Church and Gideons International.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Madden Sanders Grizzell; sons, Emory Paul Grizzell of Dewey Rose, Joseph Paul Grizzell, Jr of Dewey Rose, and Timothy Michael Grizzell of Athens; brother, Alvin Mitchell “Bogie” Grizzell of Elberton; sister, Verona Raines of Greenwood, South Carolina; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife Irene Johnson Grizzell.

Funeral services celebrating his life will be held at 2 pm Sunday, September 2, in the Elberton First Baptist Church with the Reverends Raymond Scott and Kenneth Deitle officiating. Burial will follow in Elmhurst Cemetery. The family is at their respective homes and will receive friends at the Berry Funeral Home from 6-8pm Saturday evening. Flowers will be accepted. The body will be placed in the church at 1pm to lie in state until the service hour.

Share your stories and photos in Mr. Grizzell’s Book of Memories ay www.berryfh.com

Berrry Funeral Home and Crematory, Elberton, is respectfully in charge of arrangements for J. Paul Grizzell.