Andrew R. Grantham

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Andrew R. Grantham, 87, of Congress, Ariz. died Dec. 2, 2000. He was born on Sept. 23, 1913 in Roosevelt, Ariz.

Mr. Grantham was the son of Rufus Marion and Mary Ann (McReynolds) Grantham. He was the youngest and last living of 13 children and the only child born in Arizona. The family had moved to the Tonto Basin and the Globe area from Texas about 1910. Andy attended school at Tonto, Globe and Gilbert, Ariz. His first jobs were working for his brothers R.M, Bob and Levi on ranches. Throughout his life, he worked in the mining industry as a propane serviceman, ranched and ran cattle for himself. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He resided in Arizona and then California for 19 years and then ranched in West Virginia for 10 years. He and his wife Luella returned to Arizona in 1993. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Survivors include his wife Luella May Grantham, of Congress, Ariz.; daughters, Sylviann Herrod and husband Stan, of Parsons, W. Va., and Jean Tillman and husband Bill, of Thatcher, Ariz.; sons, Richard Grantham and wife Louise, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Lloyd Sanderson and wife, Eleanor, of San Bernardino, Calif. and Dale Grantham and wife Nancy, of Mauriceville, Texas; many nieces and nephews; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at Pioneer Cemetery in Punkin Center, Ariz.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at Pioneer Cemetery by Bishop Rucker, with interment following.

Arrangements were handled by Frey Funeral Home of Wickenburg.

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