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Obie Dean was born to Smead Sargent and Irene Johnson Sargent on September 21, 1925. She gave her life to Christ at an early age at the Damascus Baptist Church in Mt. Holly, Arkansas and later united with the Shady Grove Baptist Church in Mt. Holly, Arkansas where she served dutifully and faithfully in membership and worship until failing health rendered her unable to do so. She also attended services at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church and Silver Oats Health and Rehab in Camden, Arkansas. She maintained a fervent prayer life and walk with God until He called her home.
She married John Curtis Williams on May 3, 1947, and to this union five children were born. He (John) preceded her in death on June 25, 1977. She remarried James McGraw and Calvin Grissom; both proceeds her in death. She was also preceded in death by both parents; two brothers, Leon (Edna) Sargent and JS (Emma) Sargent; three sisters, Olean (SE) Hildreth, Vara (LT) Jackson and Marzell Hildreth; two grandsons, Stacy Thomas and Shannon Thomas.
Obie Dean is survived by five children: May Ann (Charles) Thomas of Tyler, Texas, Shirley White of Camden, Arkansas, John Earl (Sandra) Williams of Oklahoma City, OK, Margie (Andrew) Reed and Eileen Williams, both of Magnolia, AR., nine grandchildren: Jermaine (Lisa), Teneka (Justin), Chrystal, Christopher, Brittany, Tabitha, Brian (LaTonya), Kimberly, and Ken (Tabitha); nine great grandchildren: Erika, Jordan, Kaitlyn, Kayleigh, Jalen, Jordan, Brooklyn, Aaliyah, and Aadyah, two step grandchildren: Sonia and Mike; one brother, Roston (Marvas) Sargent, and one sister, Eva Mae (Curlie) Alexander. a special niece, Louise Bell, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Obie Dean Grissom
Aug. 21, 1925 Apr. 27, 2020
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Mt. Zion Cemetery
Rev. J. Brown
Friday, May 1, 2020 between the hours of
10:00 am until 1:00 pm at Marks Funeral Home in Magnolia, AR