Hazel Jones Grier, 86, of 311 S. Pine St., Bluffton, Ga., died Sunday afternoon in the Ft. Gaines Health and Rehabilitation, Ft. Gaines, Ga. Her funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 PM in the chapel of Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home in Blakely, Ga. with Rev. Randy Stokes officiating. Burial will follow in the Grier Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 PM. Pallbearers will be Joe Watford, Shane Rathel, Kenny Kirkland and sons Donny Dupree, Davey Dupree and Robert Grier, Jr.
Mrs. Grier was born Feb. 26, 1928 to the late Willie Zack Jones and Dolly McCrane Jones. All of her siblings have preceded her in death. She was a seamstress for the old Carter Textiles in Edison, Ga., was a member of the Vincent United Methodist Church and was a former President and Vice President of the United Methodist Women.
Her survivors include 4 sons: Robert F. Grier, Jr. and wife Shannon of Colquitt, Ga., Bobby Lee Dupree and wife Joyce of Ft. Gaines, Ga., Davey Dupree of Bluffton, Ga. and Donny A. Dupree of Camden, S.C. There is one daughter: Linda Kay Tyson and husband Jim of Gainesville, Ga., 16 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.