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Franklin Dee Grimes

November 4, 1934 — March 23, 2023

Stantonsburg, NC

Franklin Dee Grimes


Franklin Dee Grimes, 88, of Stantonsburg, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2023.  A graveside service will be held on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at Eureka Cemetery at 2:00pm.


Franklin leaves behind daughters, Deborah Grimes Dail (Louis) of Farmville; Sandy Grimes Cooper (Gary) of Kenly; son, Dennis Grimes of Stantonsburg;  grandchildren, Shannon Hodge (Larry) of Kenly, Ashley Landvater (Jeremy) of Swansboro, Kelly Pittman (Patrick) of Richmond, Virginia; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Bristol Hodge, Emily, Sammy, and Timmy Landvater, Maggie and Palmer Pittman; and brothers, Ralph Grimes and Durwood Grimes.


Franklin was preceded in death by his wife, Lou Ellen Daughety;  parents, John William (Bill) Grimes and Janie Overman;  sisters, Eleanor Rose Collier and Mary Della Worthington; and brothers, Willie Carrol Grimes and Donald Wayne Grimes.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SECU Hospice House, 426 Hospital Road, Smithfield, NC 27577.


Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at

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Graveside Service

Sunday, March 26, 2023

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Eureka Cemetery

Eureka, NC 27830

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