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Alma Jane Porter Grimsley

February 24, 1938 ~ November 14, 2019 (age 81)


Alma Jane Porter Grimsley, 81, of Raleigh passed away November 14, 2019 in Raleigh. She was born February 24, 1938 in Durham, a daughter of the late Seth and Tiny Alma Porter. Alma was predeceased by her husband of 20 years, Julian C Grimsley Sr. 

Alma graduated from Durham High School Class of 1956, she attended Campbell University from 1956-1957, Duke University from 1957-1958, and Elon College from 1958-1959. Alma was a certified Medical Technologist. She enjoyed gardening, cooking for her family, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren. 

Alma is survived by her children: Cheryl T. Butts of Wake Forest, Seth O. Taylor of Spring Hope, and Julian C. Grimsley, Jr., and his wife Alison of Oak Ridge; grandchildren: Gavin E. Grimsley, Maxwell P. Grimsley, Owen C. Grimsley and Wyatt J. Grimsley of Oak Ridge, Blake M. Stoddard of Cary, Makayla C. Stoddard of Spring Hope, and Austen J. Taylor of Brevard; sister, Shirley Spalding of Butner and sister-in-law, Jane Porter of Winston-Salem. 

The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm Monday, November 18, 2019 at Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest, where a funeral service will begin at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens, Wake Forest.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.


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November 18, 2019

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Bright Funeral Home

November 18, 2019

2:00 PM
Bright Funeral Home


Pine Forest Memorial Gardens
Stadium Drive
Wake Forest, NC 27587

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