Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Irene "Cricket" Grindstaff


01/27/1924 - 06/24/2019


Irene "Cricket" Grindstaff, age 95 of Andrews, NC passed away Monday, June 24, 2019.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC and the daughter of the late Jess Porter and Anna Drake Collett. "Cricket" loved to work in her flowers and enjoyed sewing, cooking and canning.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, Gene, Cecil and Garry Collett and Odell Roper.

She is survived by one son, Dexter Grindstaff and wife Lindy of Canton, GA; one daughter, Shela Seay and husband John of Andrews; two brothers, Ned Collett of Andrews and Joe Collett of Jonesboro, GA; two sisters, Fern Pritchett of Ellijay, GA and Maxine Gragg of Candler, NC; four grandchildren, Travis, Matthew, Megan and Jacob; two great-grandchildren, Zoe and Taylor; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm, Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the Valleytown Baptist Church. Pastor Eric Byrd, Rev. Marlon Blaylock will officiate. An eulogy will be given by John Cook. Burial will be in the Valleytown Cemetery in Andrews. Pallbearers will be Walter Raxter, Larry Rogers, Larry Dailey, Philip Hodge, Steve Johnson and Bobby Grindstaff.

The family will receive friends from 12 pm to 1:45 pm, Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the Valleytown Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Valleytown Baptist Church, 360 Wakefield Road, Andrews, NC 28901 or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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