Mrs. Louise Jones Grier passed away March 31 at her home following a courageous struggle with cancer. The daughter of Leroy and Esther Summerour Jones, she was born in 1916 and was a lifelong resident of Newton County. She married Hubert Grier in 1946, and he always declared that she was the best thing that ever happened to him. They were happily married until his death in 1998. Mrs. Grier was an employee of the Bibb Manufacturing Company for over 25 years where she served faithfully as a time keeper. She was a devoted member of Salem United Methodist Church for 47 years and was a member of the Otis Nixon Sunday School class. Mrs. Grier was a member of the Porterdale Women's Club and AARP Chapter 2265. In her leisure time, she loved to sew and cook and enjoyed traveling with the Bank of North Georgia Golden Eagle Club. She enjoyed growing beautiful flowers in her yard and learned that time, love and care were the key ingredients to making her garden grow. She also knew that these same three ingredients were valuable in cultivating the many friendships she formed in her 91 years. Her kindness and goodness are an inspiration to all who knew her.
Surviving are nieces Hazel Cawthon of Conyers, Doris Hotham and Joyce Mason, both of Covington; sisters-in-law Rella Mae Allen and Irene Holland, both of Covington; several cousins and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held April 2 at Salem United Methodist Church with Carol Standard, Sheri Parker, Dan Paschal and Charles Kelly presiding. Interment followed in Lawnwood Memorial park. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Salem United Methodist Church Building Fund, 3962 Salem Road, Covington, GA 30016, or American Cancer Society, 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA 30605.
The Covington News April 4, 2008