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Lillie L Grasham

Lillie L Grasham

Feb 1, 1918 - Jul 25, 2010
Lillie L. Grasham of Riverton died on Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Wind River Health Center in Riverton. She was 92.

Memorial services will be held at a later date at Mt. Zion Christian Church in Mebane, N.C., with inurnment at Mt. View Cemetery in San Bernardino, Calif., with her husband, Walter.

Lillie Lynch was born near Mebane, N.C., on Feb. 1, 1918, the daughter of Robert Bingham Lynch and Hattie Iola (Murray) Lynch. She grew up in Alamance County, N.C. She was graduated from high school with honors.

She married Walter George Grasham on Aug. 4, 1941, in South Carolina. A daughter, Linda, and son, George, were born to this union.

Starting as a cook in the San Bernardino (Calif.) city schools' food service program, for many years, Mrs. Grasham was assistant director of food service for all for the public schools in San Bernardino.

Mrs. Grasham was of the Protestant faith and active in the Christian Churches wherever she was living at the time.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Battle of Alamance Chapter No. 256 for more than 50 years.

Mrs. Grasham has lived in Riverton for the past four years.

Her family said Mrs. Grasham enjoyed her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, loved baking pies for everyone, enjoyed cake decorating, raising roses, gardening, and playing bingo. Mrs. Grasham loved to fish and going fishing with her husband and grandchildren on the Wind River delighted everyone, the family said.

The Lynch family name was very special for Mrs. Grasham the family since family member Thomas Lynch, Jr., of South Carolina was one of the 13 original signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Mrs. Grasham was seen as the personification of "a grand Southern lady," the family said and Alex Haley filmed part of "Roots" and talked with her mother, Hattie Lynch, on the family farm in Mebane, N.C.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda (Chuck) Van Brunt of Riverton; three grandchildren, Greg, Kim, and Christy, and nine great grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Richmond of North Carolina; many nieces and nephews in North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; her parents, four brothers, three sisters, and a son, George Grasham.

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Local arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.