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Obituary: Michael Grissom, Hartsville

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Michael Dempsey Grissom, 25, of Hartsville, died at 1:48 p.m. Saturday, August 17, 2013, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

He was born in Columbus, September 1, 1987, the son of Dempsey and Christy Garrison Grissom, who both survive in Hartsville.

Michael was previously employed at Gehring Underground and was currently employed at Tyson-Crump. He loved riding his Harley-Davidson and spending time with his daughter and niece.

In addition to his parents, he is also survived by a grandma, Bea Garrison of Columbus; a daughter, Macaelah L. Grissom of Hartsville; sister, Sierra (Chad) Lininger of Columbus; aunts and uncles, Candi and Keith Burton of Columbus, Pat and Junior Parnell of Kentucky, and Kevin Grissom of Brown County; a niece, Katie Lininger; a cousin, Craig Burton; and the mother of his child, Veronica Weed.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Donald Garrison, Herman and Martha Grissom; great-grandparents, Lavon Stillinger, Caleb and Mattie Warren and Clarence Ferguson; an uncle, Robert Grissom; a cousin, Robert H. Grissom; and his best friend, Dillon Miller.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Virgil Clotfelter officiating. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

You are invited to view his video tribute after 4 p.m. Monday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.

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