Harry Elvin "Bully" Grimes

May 15, 1936 ~ February 2, 2019 (age 82)

Harry Elvin "Bully" Grimes, 82, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019 at his house, surrounded by his loving family. He was a native and a resident of Washington County, AL. Bully lived across the street from Louise Stewart whom he dated 2 years before they married in 1960. He was a life long member of Midway Assembly of God. Bully retired from Lone Star cement plant after over 25 years. He started out as a deck hand and cook, then became towboat pilot until the plant closed. Bully sunk a tugboat but never got wet and that was quiet a story. His hobbies included wood work, gardening, birds, and flowers. Bully enjoyed get togethers with his sisters at Thanksgiving, where they had a wonderful time and had lots of fun teasing each other. He sang with The Journeyman Quartet. He sang bass and his son, Neal played the bass guitar. Bully always looked forward to face timing with his great grandson. He was a handsome, kind, gentle giant that never met a stranger and was everybody's friend. Bully was meticulous about his hair and cologne, everything had to be just right. He leaves behind many loved ones, many friends, and a life long friend, Johnny Ray Goldman, (he was as close as a brother).



Wife of Over 58 Years

Louise Stewart Grimes


Neal (Teresa) Grimes


Jenny (Jeremy) Defee

Jeremy (Jessica) Grimes

Great Grandchild

Pierce Harrison Defee

Special Life Long Friend

Johnny Ray Goldman


Betty Stoker

Nora Neel

Elouise Wimberly

Amie (Tommy) Golden


Preceded in Death By:

Parents ~ Maston & Betty Lou Grimes

Sister~ Vivian Laton


Pallbearers ~ Ryan Taylor, Jimmie Stewart, Wayne Ketchum,

Kenneth Bailey, Randy Grimes, Elvin Laton

Honorary PallbearersTravis Howard, Jimmy & Doug Atchison,

Scott Ryland, Greg Morris, Leroy Faith, Darrell Deas, Felix Moseley,

Wayne Lathan, Jack Johnson, Bro. Jimmie Butts


Visitation will be Monday, February 4, 2019, 6:00 Pm ~ 8:00 PM, at Midway Assembly of God Church, St. Stephens, AL.  Funeral Service will be Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM, at Midway Assembly of God Church with Bro. Lamar Chapman, Bro. Sammy Taylor, & Bro. Randy Sheridan officiating. Interment will be at Midway Methodist Church Cemetery. St. Stephens Funeral Home will be directing.






















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