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Dorothy C. Grigg

CHARLOTTE -- Dorothy C. Grigg, age 93, passed away on May 18, 2016 at the Novant Health Center, surrounded by family.
A native of Shelby, she was the daughter of the late Edith Whisnant Grigg and J. Horace Grigg, longtime superintendent
of the Cleveland County public schools. She was the granddaughter of the late Ellen Smith and Dr. W. T. Grigg of Lawndale.
Dorothy was a graduate of the Womens' College of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Before retiring to the Aldersgate Retirement Community in Charlotte she served with distinction for many years as Chief Cataloguer and Branch Head for the State of North Carolina Library in Raleigh where she designed a now widely used catalogue system known as the "Grigg System".
Dorothy was a kind and caring lady, possessing a quick wit and a keen sense of humor. She was an avid reader and gardener, lover of animals and, in her earlier years, an enthusiastic worldwide traveler and member of the East Africa Wildlife Society. She was especially proud of her Cleveland County heritage.
She is survived by cousins: Marvin A. Grigg of Denver, N.C.; William H. Grigg and wife, Kathryn, of Charlotte; Claud M. Grigg and wife, Katherine, of Charlotte; David L. Grigg and wife Margaret, of Albemarle; James Overholser and wife, Kathy, of Roanoke,Virginia; and Linda O. Parks and husband Darrell, of Asheboro; and John Roberts of Santa Cruz, California.
A graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday, May 25, at 2:00 pm at Sunset Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Aldersgate Retirement Community, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28215 or to Central United Methodist Church, 200 E. Marion St., Shelby, N.C. 28150.
Lutz-Austell Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the family of Miss Grigg.


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