Carlotta Grimes, 77, of Hiddenite passed away on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at Iredell Health Systems. She was the daughter of Brant and Viola Blevins Sr. of Wilkes County.

Carlotta embraced her family as a homemaker and loving mother. She was a member of Wilkesboro Presbyterian Chapel, enjoyed doing crafts, painting, scrapbooking and was very interested in working on the genealogy of her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Ann Nance.

Those left to cherish her memories include her husband, of 54 years, Richard Gray Grimes Sr. of the home; one daughter, Reneé Mawyer (Anthony) of Taylorsville; her sons, Richard Grimes (Julie) of Hiddenite and Chad Grimes of the home; and four grandchildren, Emily Mawyer; Jonathan Grimes; Olivia Grimes and Zane Mawyer. Carlotta also leaves behind three sisters, Joyce Greene (Curtis) of Millers Creek, Beth Watkins of Oak Island and Pam Blevins of Purlear; three brothers, Wayne Blevins (Donna) of Ronda, James Blevins of Ronda and Bill Blevins (Christina) of Sylva; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Ms. Grimes will be held Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, from 6 until 7:30 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Service. Her funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. at Wilkesboro Presbyterian Chapel, with the body in the chapel 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Scott Blevins Cemetery in Jefferson on the Old Highway 16 North.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service. Condolences may be expressed at

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