Myrtle Grant

Hamilton County

Myrtle B. Grant, 96, a longtime resident of Soddy-Daisy, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012.For the last five years she has resided at Regency House Assisted Living in Hixson. She was born in Kimberlin Heights, Tenn., on Nov. 17, 1915. She was one of eight children of the Rev. Charles and Florence Burns. Myrtle was a member of Daisy United Methodist Church for 72 years. She was the choir director for 46 years and a Sunday School teacher for over 60 years. She held many offices within the church, but being a member of the Quilters was dear to her heart. She enjoyed designing and making quilts for family and friends. She was also a loyal member of the Daisy Womens Club for 74 years. In 1947 she established Myrtles Beauty Shop in Daisy and operated it until she retired in 1979.Myrtle and beauty were synonymous in that she created beauty in her Christian walk, and by being a loving wife and mother, a talented musician, creative hair dresser, quilt designer, and by her sparkling personality and sense of humor.Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 70 years, Percy A. Grant; her brothers, Clyde, Earl, Paul and George Burns; and sisters, Virginia Elder and Florence Hilsenbeck.Survivors include her four children, Beth G. Nelson, Edwin L. Grant (Wanda), Charles A. Grant (Nancy) and Elsie G. Blalock (Lloyd); one sister, Minnie B. Fugate (John) of Tazewell, Tenn. She enjoyed her 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be held at Daisy United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. with Judge Clarence Shattuck and Rev. Don Jones officiating.Interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Her grandsons will be pallbearers.The family would like to thank the staff of Regency House, the doctors and nurses at Memorial North Park Hospital and the staff of Amedisys Hospice for the excellent care given to their mother.Memorial contributions may be made to Daisy United Methodist Church, 9805 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.Condolences and memories may be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.

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