Ray City History Anna Martha Grissett
Anna Martha Grissett was born December 31, 1928, to James Arthur Grissett and Lillian Crum. She was born just in time to be the first birth announced in the Ray City News newspaper, which began publication January 3, 1929. Ann attended the Ray City School, where classmates say she was a very bright student. When she was ready for high school, her parents arranged for her to attend school in Valdosta. As young people, Anna Martha Grissett, Jimmy Grissett, Diane Miley, Carroll Brown Guthrie, Herman Knight Guthrie, and some of the Knight cousins spent summers working at the tobacco barn on Paul Knight’s farm out on Clabberville Road (aka Johnson Street), southeast of Ray City. At the time this land was being farmed by Herman Guthrie, son-in-law of Paul Knight. After high school, Ann Grissett attended Georgia State Womans College at Valdosta, GA. The personal mentions in the June 17, 1948 edition of the Nashville Herald told of her plans for the summer break.
Miss Ann Grissett, a student of G. S. W. C. Valdosta, is spending this week at Ridge Crest, N. C. after which she will spend her vacation at home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Grissett, in Ray City.
Ann Grissett subsequently attended the University of Georgia, graduating from that institution in 1950. She later moved to Atlanta where she was employed by Amana Refrigeration, Inc.
- Glee Club Gave 1939 Christmas Cantata
- James Arthur Grissett, Sr.
- Ray City Boys in the CCC
- James A. Grissett, Jr. School Photos
- Herman Knight Guthrie ~ 1948 Junior Class President
- Clabberville Road ~ Ray City, GA