Mary Alice Burt Grubbs, 91, of Crossett, Ark., died Monday, January 18, 2016 with her family by her side. She was born in Crossett, AR, December 6, 1924, to Austin and Pearl Melton Burt. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Jimmy Basil Grubbs and one brother, Francis Austin Burt. Mary and her husband, Jimmy, owned the Country Gentleman Clothing store in Crossett for 16 years. Being around people brought her much joy. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Crossett, where she enjoyed being a part of the Ruth Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, the Crossett Book Club and the Colonel Francis Vivian Brooking Chapter of the DAR. Survivors include two sons, Burt Grubbs and wife Denise and Robin Grubbs, all of Shreveport, La.; one daughter, Julianne Milner and husband Mike of Conway, Ark.; three grandsons, Nathan Grubbs and wife Courtney, of Shreveport, La., Brian Grubbs and wife Amber, of The Woodlands, Texas, and Drew Milner and wife Rachel, of Fort Smith, Ark.; two granddaughters, Kelli Cole and husband Montgomery, of Shreveport, La. and Lydia Milner, of Conway, Ark. and one great-grandson, Micah Grubbs, of The Woodlands, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 21, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Crossett, Ark. with Rev. Jamie Staley officiating. Visitation will be at the church Thursday from 11:45 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service. Internment will be at Lacey Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Crossett.
Published January 20, 2016