Gradie Bond Gribble age 93 of Smithville, passed away Sunday morning, August 29, 2021 at her residence. She was born October 16, 1927 to her parents, the late Johnny William and Bertie Sue Atnip Bain. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, Garrison Lee Bond and Clifford Gribble; daughter, Gradie Lee Hernandez; son, Joe Bond; 2 sons-in-law, Rickey Stanley and John Hernandez; siblings, Bernice Bain, Flossie Linder, Troy Bain, Alton Bain, Mai Bain, J.E. Bain and Honest Bain. Ms. Gradie was a member of the Bethlehem Community Church. She was a caregiver, babysitter, took in and raised 3 of her nephews and was a homemaker. As long as she was able, she loved working in her flowers. She leaves to cherish her memory, 4 children, Danny Bond (Susan Johnson) of Dowelltown, Linda (Richard) Gonzales of Texas, Johnny Bond (Shannon) of Utah and Kathy Stanley (Danny Martin) of Smithville; daughter-in-law, Beatrice Bond of Missouri; 16 grandchildren, Andrea' (Jason) Isaac, Johnathon Hernandez, Amy Bond, Phillip (Maria) Bond, Andy Bond, Nicholas (Lizbette) Bond, Jacob (Trista) Bond, Christopher (Jennifer) Gonzales, Ashley Gonzales, Brooke Bond, Sara Paulk, Shawnee Bond, Garrison Bond, Matthew Bond, Angela (Joe) O'Connell, Rickey (Jessica) Stanley; 22 great-grandchildren, Arianna, Jennya, June, Madison, Piper, Natalie, Garret, Keaton, Logan, Danica, Michael, Lettie, Grant, Hudson, Genevieve, Adalynn, Scarlett, Reanna, Faithann, Jolynn, Chelsie and Lily; special nieces, Peggy Hensley and Helen Holler; special caregivers, Rita Matthews, Evelyn Young, Mary McCoy; a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1:PM Friday, September 3, 2021 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Donald Owens and Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday 4:PM until 7:PM and Friday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. The funeral home lounge is closed at this time and no food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home. The family asks that everyone please exercise social distancing and wear a mask during visitation and funeral service for the health and safety of everyone. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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