Mr. Paul Stephen Grimes, 75, of Jonesboro, passed away, August 18, 2011. He was a member of several organizations, including the Order of Eastern Star, Masonic Order of Scottish Rite Shrine, Sons of American Revolution, Yaarab Shrine Temple, and also co-founder and committee chairman of Cub Scout Pack 1776. He was retired from the U. S. Coast Guard and Delta Air Lines. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Virginia Gielen. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; son and daughter-in-law, Paul, Jr., and Babs Grimes, of Suwanee; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy Diane and Melvin Cline, of Jonesboro; brother, Dwight Grimes, of Lakeland, Fla.; sister, Laurice Kory, of Winterhaven, Fla.; grandchildren, Courtney Grimes Pyles, Jerred Michael Cline, Sean Bilodeau, Sarah Bilodeau, Taylor Cline; great-grandchild, Cailyn Rae Pyles; son-in-law and his children, Don Gielen of Fayetteville, N.C., Leslie Stewart and Ginny Carpenter.
Funeral services will be held, Monday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m., at the First Christian Church of Jonesboro, with remains placed in state one hour prior to the service. Pastor Wade Hall will officiate. Interment will be at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Sunday, Aug. 21, from 2 p.m., to 5 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers make contributions to the Paul Grimes Memorial Fund for Scouting at the Delta Community Credit Union, 1025 Virginia Ave., Atlanta, Ga. 30354. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge (770) 200-2700. www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com is in charge of arrangements.