Anne C. Grier
January 1, 1970 - February 3, 2017

Anne Coleman Grier, 87, passed away on February 3rd, 2017 in Wilmington, NC. She grew up in Winston-Salem, NC where she attended Salem College and worked as a fashion illustrator for the Anchor Department Store. She was married to the late William Winfield Grier and spent most of her life with him in Danville, VA. She is survived by 2 daughters, Candace Janes and husband Carl of Wilmington, NC and Ann Florence and husband Paul of Greensboro, NC. Also, Granddaughter Katherine Janes Villecco, husband John and daughter Adelyn of Wilmington, NC, and 2 Grandsons, Paul Florence, Jr of Greensboro, NC , and William Florence of Raleigh, NC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC, 28401, (800) 733-1476,

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  • Joan Bradford Posted February 14, 2017 5:51 am

    I remember Anne so well as she and your dad lived 3 doors up the street from where I was also growing up and being best friends with Ann Walton who lived across the street. I remember her more as she and Flossie Tavss used to walk together and my husband and I would see them on their walks. She always seemed so active . I know you will miss her.
    Joan Smart Bradford

  • newton ray Posted February 14, 2017 3:45 pm

    Anne I am sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. I still go by the old neighborhood and remember the days of us all growing up in Grove Park. Those were the days. I posted sometime ago our classroom pic in Mrs VanOots room. There are still a few around from the day. Anyway, I am praying and thinking of your family as your friendship is long remembered. Come see us if you come to Danville . Newton

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