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Clara Dean (Kemp) Grimes

August 23, 1935 ~ June 15, 2018 (age 82)

Clara Dean Grimes, age 82 of Copperas Cove, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018, in Georgia.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in July to better serve the family. The memorial service will be held at Southern Hills Baptist Church, with Pastor Preston Atkinson officiating. A graveside service will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Temple.

Mrs. Grimes was born on August 23, 1935, in Shaw, Mississippi, to the late Victor and Esther Cooper Kemp.  She married Winfred Grimes on September 4, 1966.  She worked as an educational secretary for the Copperas Cove Independent School District for fifteen years, before her retirement.  She often anonymously bought meals for children in need. She loved the Lord Jesus and the mission of God in our fallen world. Her husband preceded her in death in August of 2015.  They both were faithful members of Southern Hill Baptist Church.

She is survived by a step-son, Winfred D. Grimes and his wife Christy; sisters, Faith Gibson, Gwen Bouler; brother, Don Kemp; and their respective families.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Voice Of The Martyrs Global Ministries at

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