Mattie Grubbs-Cato

Published 7:37 am Monday, May 6, 2013

April 28, 1919 –

May 4, 2013

Mrs. Mattie Grubbs-Cato, 94, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013, at her home in Eldorendo.

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Services for Mrs. Grubbs-Cato were held Tuesday, May 7, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Bainbridge. The Rev. David Grubbs and the Rev. Scott Messer officiated. Ricky Grubbs, David Taylor Jr., Thomas Brandon Taylor, Donald Grubbs Jr., David Grubbs Jr., Danny Grubbs Jr., Rusty Brogdon, Dusty Brogdon, Bobby Grubbs Jr. and Joe Grubbs III served as pallbearers. Interment followed in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mattie Mae Lewis was born April 28, 1919, in Early County, Ga., to Thomas William Lewis and Mattie Merkison Lewis. Mattie loved to fish and loved to play bingo. When her health allowed, she was a hard-working member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. Mrs. Grubbs-Cato will be sorely missed by the children and grandchildren she loved so much. She was truly dedicated to her family. Mrs. Grubbs-Cato was preceded in death by her husbands, Joe Brown Grubbs Sr. and Leslie Cato, and her son, Danny Grubbs.

Surviving Mrs. Grubbs-Cato are her children, Mary Williams and husband Henry of Blakely, Ga., Debra Mills and husband Herman of Climax, Rita Furney and husband Rawleigh, Marion Grubbs and wife Lennis, Bobby Grubbs and wife Jane, Donald Grubbs, Jacky Grubbs and wife Diane, all of Eldorendo, David Grubbs and wife Linda of Attapulgus, and Joe Grubbs of Eldorendo; daughter-in-law Gail Grubbs of Eldorendo; 31 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and many great-great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the employees of Flint River Hospice and Dr. J. Sydney Cochran for their care, support, and prayers over the past months.

Memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Grubbs-Cato’s name to Flint River Hospice, 402 N. West St., Bainbridge, GA 39817.

Cox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.