Mary Ann Chiles (Grimble) Braidhill

February 17, 1923

April 27, 2014

 Mary Ann Braidhill passed away at home, surrounded by her family on April 27at the age of 91.  She was the daughter of Benjamin Willis Chiles and Pinckney Lafayette Twitty. 

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: John Marshall Chiles; Benjamin W. Chiles, Jr.; sisters: Sarah Catherine Tucker; Pinckney Louise Masters; Martha Elizabeth LaRuey; Betty Sue Smith and son, Ronald Ray Grimble.

 She is survived by daughter Linda Willis and her husband Bud of Mina, NV.;  nieces: Karol Hystad and Elsie Sanders of Henderson; Fran and Ken Marlow of Roopville, Ga.; Elizabeth Waugh of Oneonta, Ala.; Carol and Johnny Lyles of Pinson, Ala. Nephews: Billy and Jo Horn of Oneonta, Ala.; Steve and Rosalee Smith of Birmingham, Ala.; Jerry Tucker of Liberty, Ky. and Tommy and Richard Tucker of Mich.

 A celebration of Mary Ann’s life will be held on Saturday, May 3at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church on 8th & C Sts. in Hawthorne.

 “God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but he did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.”