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George “Sonny Smooth” Russell Grigsby

George “Sonny Smooth” Russell Grigsby, 87, widower of Edith Bell Coleman Grigsby, died Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the Bourbon Heights Nursing Home, Paris, KY.

A native of Paris, KY, he was the son of the late Henry and Lorine Blackburn Grigsby. He was a former Woodford Spears and Son Seed Company employee and a member of the Zion Baptist Church, Paris, KY. He loved old cars, music, and dancing.

He is survived by three sisters, Marie Crooks, Anna Marks, and Mae Roberts; one brother, Eugene Grigsby; one step daughter, Beatrice Hamilton; one step-son, William Howard Dishman; three step-grandsons, Tony Hamilton, Troy Hamilton,Derek Hamilton, and Brian Hamilton and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry Grigsby and Charles Grigsby, and three sisters, Margaret Wheeler, Carolyn Higgins, and Mary Grigsby.

A memorial service will be conducted at 12:00 PM Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY by Rev. Dr. Morgan Gilkey and Rev. Aaron Crumbie. Burial will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of service on Thursday, June 16th at the funeral home.

The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY.

The online guestbook is at and a 24-hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.


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