Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Jeffrey Level Grantham

06/28/1954 - 08/17/2020

Jeffrey Level Grantham, age 66 of Murphy, NC passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020. 

      He was born in Georgia but lived in Murphy, NC since 2004. He was the son of the late Thomas and Edith Bristol Grantham. Jeffrey was a small engine mechanic. He was also a master woodcrafter to which he would give out wood crosses for this ministry. Jeffrey was a Christian, a loving husband, father, papaw and friend. 

     In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey William Grantham.

     He is survived by his wife, Darlene Grantham; two daughters, Holly Marie Payne and husband, Markle Eddie Payne and Tonya "Nicole" Grantham; one brother, Greg Ayers; and four grandchildren, Alayzia Grantham, Presley Payne, Luca Payne and Aaron Hicks.

     Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Friday, August 21, 2020 at the Covenant Baptist Church in Murphy. Reverends Ronnie Crisp and Brent McNabb will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jamal Brown, Presley Payne, Luca Payne, Aaron Hicks, David Ayers, Dwayne Wright and Jimmy Bailey.

     The family will receive friends from 12 pm - 2 pm, Friday, August 21, 2020 at Covenant Baptist Church.

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

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