OBITUARY: Janelle Grimland


Janelle Grimland passed away on June 25, 2023, at the age of 94.

She was born on July 20, 1928, in Gladeville, Tennessee to the late Irving and Carrie Sanders.

She was also preceded in death by husband, Allen Grimland; siblings, Fannie Lannom Graham, Alice Jones, Ann Smith, Norene Silver, Carrie Harris Lannom, Tom Allen Sanders, Alvin Sanders and Hallie Tuggle.

Janelle was the youngest of the nine siblings.

She is survived by her son, Larry (Wendy) Grimland; granddaughter, Alexa Grimland; great-grandson Cash; several nieces and nephews, and caregiver and niece, Kay Smith.

Janelle was born and raised in the Gladeville / Vesta Community and was a graduate of Mt. Juliet High School.

She met her husband, Allen in Nashville in 1947. He was a country boy from Texas. They married and he took her to Texas that same year spending 53 wonderful years together. They owned and operated the Cedar Grove Grocery store for 10 years and then in 1960 the White Tail Deer Ranch.

Allen passed away in 2001 and a few years later Janelle moved back to Tennessee to be with her siblings. She was a member of the Church of Christ her entire life attending Highland Heights Church of Christ after she moved back to Lebanon. She was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and enjoyed watching them play and never missed watching a game.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2023 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Clifton Funeral Home, 303 South Ave. F Clifton, TX with graveside services to follow at Norse Cemetery in Texas.

PARTLOW FUNERAL CHAPEL in care of arrangements. 615-444-7007


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