Funeral service for Ms. Dorothy Winningham Grandstaff will be 1:00 P.M. Thursday, October 20, 2022, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with David Young, Jason Swain, and Robert Wright officiating and memories from family and friends. Interment Fairview Cemetery in Norene. Visitation Wednesday 3-7 PM and Thursday after 11 AM at Ligon & Bobo.
Ms. Grandstaff, age 73 of Lebanon passed away October 12, 2022, at her home.
Dorothy Winningham Grandstaff was born in Jackson, Tennessee to Dorothy Elliston Winningham and Pierce Winningham Jr. on October 12, 1949. She had three older brothers: Pierce Winningham III (Sonny), Geoff Winningham, and David Winningham.
Dorothy attended Alexander Elementary School in Jackson, Tennessee, Parmer Elementary School in Nashville, Tennessee, and Hillsboro High School in Nashville, Tennessee. She graduated from David Lipscomb College in 1972 with a degree in elementary education.
After teaching one year at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, she transferred to Gladeville Elementary in Wilson County, Tennessee where she dedicated the next 31 years to teaching mostly 4th and 5th grade students and forming lifelong friendships and memories in the Gladeville community.
Following her retirement in 2005, Dorothy extended her years of teaching service another 16 years by tutoring over 200 students in her home.
Dorothy is pre-deceased by her parents Pierce Winningham Jr. and Dorothy Elliston Fajardo and her brothers Pierce Winningham III and David Winningham. She leaves behind her cherished daughter Dorothy Marguerite (Meg) Wright, her precious grandchildren Laura Catherine Wright and Robert Luke Wright, and her beloved older brother Geoff Winningham. She also leaves behind many close friends who loved her as a sister and the countless students whose lives she touched through the years. She will be deeply missed by all.
Pallbearers: Geoff Winningham, Jason Winningham, Ray Byrd, James Edwin Swain, Don Midgett, and Robert Wright.
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