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Matthew “Matt” Grissom

Matthew “Matt” Grissom, 27, of Russellville, passed away Aug. 18.

He was born in Florence Sept. 22, 1988. He was disabled and a veteran, having served with the Alabama National Guard.

Visitation will be Aug. 22, 2016, from noon to 1 p.m. at Pinkard Funeral Home in Russellville. Graveside services will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Franklin Memory Gardens, Russellville, with burial to follow. Officiating will be Bro. Patrick Martin.

Matt is survived by father, Greg Grissom of Florence; mother, Penelope Smith of Bessemer; brothers, Michael, Gregory and wife Emily Grissom and Nathan Gooch of Florence, and Joe Festa of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; grandparents, Ralph Grissom Jr., Russellville, Linda and husband Gary Stephens, Florence, and Vera Johnston, Harvest.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Gerald Johnston.

Friends may leave condolences online at In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a favorite charity.