Writing prompt for obituary of historical figure: Moses Grier, character from “Red Clay and Roses”
LaGrange Daily News, Obituaries, April 12th, 1993
Moses Grier died peacefully in his sleep at The Colored People’s Old Folks Home in LaGrange, Georgia, on Friday, 09 April 1993. Moses was born in 1907 to a poor sharecropper on the same farm in Walton County, Georgia, that his grandpappy had been born a slave on. Moses, like his father before him, considered himself fortunate to be born a free man. A member of Union Baptist Church in Whitesville, GA, Moses will be laid to rest next to his late wife, Eula Mae Grier, Tuesday, 2:00 PM, 13 April 1993, in a graveside service at the Church.
Moses served as caretaker to the Handley Estate, also in Whitesville, GA, and home of the late Dr. David G. Handley. A longtime resident of Atlanta, GA, Moses is survived by a daughter, Althea, whereabouts unknown, who left home at the young…
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