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2019-6-21

Earlene Pearson Grizzard

March 20, 1925 - June 20, 2019

Graveside Services

Monday, June 24, 2019
11:00 AM

Greensville Memorial Cemetery
1250 Skippers Rd
Emporia, Virginia 23847

Earlene Pearson Grizzard, 94, of Emporia, widow of Frank E. Grizzard, Sr., departed this life Thursday, June 20, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Thomas B. and Pearl S. Pearson and was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Pearson, and four sisters, Ella Cannon, Lucille Waters, Vera Lee Grizzard, and Shirley Skinner.

Mrs. Grizzard was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Monumental United Methodist Church.

She is survived by three sons, Frank E. Grizzard, Jr. (Sydnee), Tracy Lane Grizzard (Toni) and William D. Grizzard (Tom); nine grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; sister, Amelia Clyde Lotts; sisters-in-law, Peggy Pearson, Polly Proctor, Willie Mae Harris, Barbara Barlow, Alease Braswell, and Diane Smith; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, June 24, at Greensville Memorial Cemetery.

Meherrin Regional Library Independence Day Schedule

Both libraries in of the Meherrin Regional Library System - The Brunswick County Library in Lawrenceville and The Richardson Memorial Library in Emporia will be closed Thursday, July 4th through Saturday, July 6th in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The libraries will reopen Monday, July 8th at 10:00 am. For more information please call 434-848-2418 ext. 301 (Lawrenceville) or 434-634-2539 (Emporia). To keep up to date with library news follow on Facebook @meherrinregionallibrary.

"Up, Up and Away"

It would be nice to be a Senator or Congressman
if only for one day
just to hop on their new super jet
and go to some special hide-a-way.
 
Yes we put these people in office
after they said they'd look out for us
well they are up there flying
while we're waiting for the bus.
 
Its not just you, but also me
these politicians so impress
yet it seems after each election
we get in a greater mess.
 
Why not a probationary period
like most people have on their jobs
perhaps this would make it a little harder
to get friendly with the capital fobs.
 
What they do on their own we do not know
and what they do for us; it's much later we find
now you may not agree, but in time you shall see
my assessment of them has been too kind.
 
Yes start them all at a minimum wage
and let them earn their keep
I'm sure the Government debt would go down
while you and I are asleep.
 
                         - Roy E. Schepp
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