Hagan Andrew Grisham
Annie Pearl Fendley
Nancy Earlene Grisham


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1. Col. Henry Clay Van Dyke Sr.

Nancy Earlene Grisham 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 28 Jun 1926, Remlap, Blount, AL, USA 1 3
  • Marriage (1): Col. Henry Clay Van Dyke Sr. on 5 Jul 1946 in , Jefferson, AL, USA 1
  • Died: 21 Oct 2019, Greer, Greenville, SC, USA at age 93 3
  • Buried: Anderson, Anderson, SC, USA 3

   FamilySearch ID: LJ1W-2TT.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Occupation: stenographer on 5 Jul 1946 in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. 1

2. Residence: 746 S. 83rd St., Birmingham, AL on 5 Jul 1946 in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. 1

3. Newspaper: Birmingham News: 1st Birthday of Henry Van Dyke Jr., 28 Jun 1948, Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. 5 Mr., Mrs. Van Dyke Honor Young Son
A recent party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Van Dyke honored their son, Henry Clay Jr., on his first birthday. Guests were Vonna Lou Williams, Isabel Averitt, Ricky and Lynda Slaughter, Rite Jeanne Bomar, Clara Lynn McCartney, Danny Young, John Gates, Stephen Leonard, Thomas Edward Wiggins, Martha, Jerry and Hershel Grisham, Kay Diffley, Cheri Griffith, Gary Stone, Maurice Truss, Martha Dollar, Donna Jean Limehouse, Karen and Jerry Shields, Margaret Ann Patterson and Freddie Cheatwood.

4. Census in 1950 in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. 6 The 1950 census recorded at 8217 1st Avenue South: Henry C. Van Dyke, 25, fire fighter in fire department, living with wife Nancy E., 23; son Henry C. Jr., 2; and sone Richard A., born November 1949. Also in the home is Henry's mother, Tommie E. Van Dyke, clerk typist at internal revenue service, widowed, 53. Everyone was born in Alabama except Tommie in South Carolina.

5. Newspaper: Birmingham News: Mrs. George R. Van Dyke has flown to Frankfort, Germany. To visit Capt. George R. Van Dyke Jr. And family. She was accompanied by Mrs. H. W. Jungemann of Pascagoula. They will also visit Capt. Henry C. Van Dyke and family in Paris, France, 11 Jul 1955, Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. 7

6. Residence: on 20 Oct 1968 in Murfreesboro, Rutherford, TN, USA. 8

7. Residence: 171 Grandview Ave., Valparaiso, FL on 18 Jul 1970 in Valparaiso, Okaloosa, FL, USA. 9

8. Obituary: Greenville News: obituary of Nancy Grisham Van Dyke on 24 Oct 2019 in Greenville, Greenville, SC. 10 Greer - Nancy Grisham Van Dyke, loving daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother, went to be with her LORD on October 21, 2019. She will be joining her husband, Henry Clay Van Dyke (1925-2010). Nancy was 93.

Nancy was born on June 28, 1926 in Oneonta, Alabama, the daughter of Hagan and Pearl Grisham and the oldest of 8 siblings. Nancy and Henry are survived by four loving children, Henry Clay Van Dyke (Connie) of Greenville, SC; Richard Alan Van Dyke (Tami) of Mobile, AL; and twins Monica Van Dyke Johnson (Bruce) of Norfolk, VA and Pamela Van Dyke Beacher (Gary) of Young Harris, GA. They also had 10 grandchildren; Kali Hamill (Graham), Jessica Van Dyke Gallman (John), Emily Van Dyke Watrous (Dave), Stacey Van Dyke Bazor (Robby), Shannon Beacher Childs (Harry), Kristy Van Dyke Case (Ben), Ryan Beacher (Dena), Laura Van Dyke Nedd (Eric), Allison Quigley Dubbink (Mike), April Quigley Lynch (Tim). Nancy and Henry were also blessed by 22 great grandchildren. Nancy is survived by her sisters Nell Grisham Goodwin of Atlanta, Martha Grisham Jones of Rainbow City, Alabama and one brother, Corky Grisham of Albertville, Alabama. There are also many nieces and nephews who will miss their aunt Nancy.

Nancy and Henry married on July 5, 1946 and lived a life of adventure, traveling the world as an Air force family. They lived internationally and in many different cities within the US during Henry's 32 year Air Force career. Nancy never met a stranger and delighted in learning about people. She enjoyed travel, music, art, and entertaining. Nancy volunteered throughout her life, always helping others. After retirement, Nancy and Henry settled in Niceville, Florida where they were members of the First United Methodist Church. Nancy was very active with her church, singing in the choir, leading bible studies and participating in women's groups. Nancy volunteered at Eglin Air Force Base in the hospital. She served as a docent for the local community college fine arts programs. Nancy continued to travel the world, satisfying her curious mind and learning more about how people

Lived in different places. Nancy's greatest desire was that all her family know and serve God.

In 2008, they moved to the Cascades at Verdae in Greenville, South Carolina and lived a wonderful life near family.

Services will be private. Condolences may be expressed to the family at hcvandyke@yahoo.com or sent to 506 Thornblade Blvd, Greer, SC 29650.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 301 University Ridge, Suite 500, Greenville, SC 29601.

Arrangements by Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive; online tributes at mackeymortuary.com.

Nancy married Col. Henry Clay Van Dyke Sr., son of George Richard Van Dyke Sr. and Tommie Estelle Beacham, on 5 Jul 1946 in , Jefferson, AL, USA.1 (Col. Henry Clay Van Dyke Sr. was born on 17 Jan 1925 in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL,1 11 died on 27 Aug 2010 in Greenville, Greenville, SC 2 11 and was buried in Anderson, Anderson, SC, USA 11.)


1 FamilySearch.org, Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VZVP-1WN Henry Clay Vandyke and Nancy Earlene Grisham, 05 Jul 1946; citing Jefferson, Alabama, United States, county courthouses, Alabama; FHL microfilm 2408942.

2 "The Greenville News (Greenville, SC)" (www.greenvilleonline.com), 28 Aug 2010. Obituary of Henry Clay Van Dyke. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/greenvilleonline/obituary.aspx?pid=144977073.

3 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/204716083.

4 FamilySearch.org, Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QG1H-ZYTP Robert M Hall and Monica van Dyke, 1 May 1971; citing Montgomery, Alabama, United States, County Probate Courts, Alabama; FHL microfilm 1,893,566.

5 Birmingham News (Birmingham, AL) (Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama.), 28 Jun 1948, page 14.

6 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6F7V-L9QF?cid=fs_copy.

7 Birmingham News (Birmingham, AL) (Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama.), 11 Jul 1955, page 15.

8 "Birmingham Post-Herald (Birmingham, AL)," 23 Oct 1968, page 13. Obituary of Tommie Estelle Van Dyke.

9 "The Daily News-Journal (Murfreesboro, TN)," 9 Aug 1970, page 15. Marriage Connie Belle Smith and Henry Clay Van Dyke Jr.

10 "The Greenville News (Greenville, SC)" (www.greenvilleonline.com), 24 Oct 2019, obituary of Nancy Grisham Van Dyke.

11 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/204716037.

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