The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

December 27, 2013

Martha Grimes Roach

Palestine Herald-Press

— Martha Grimes Roach was born Oct. 24, 1928 in Kaufman County, Texas to Reece Grimes and Martha Jewel Oxford Grimes. 

Martha passed away Dec. 23, 2013 in a Dallas, Texas hospital. 

Martha was raised in Kaufman and the Ola Community and in 1950 she moved to Athens. Later, Martha moved back to Kaufman and in 2001 she moved to Palestine. Martha worked for Jackson Title in Kaufman for 12 years. She was a member of the Westwood Baptist Church in Palestine. 

Her daughters survive her: Dana Gunstanson and her husband, W. O., of Dallas and Kay Denison and her husband, Al, of Palestine; brothers, Ken Douglas Grimes of Kaufman and Jerry Grimes of Mabank; sisters, GeniV Brown of Dallas and Reesie Drouet of Kaufman; grandchildren,  Amanda Smith, Brandi Moraveck, Taylor Denison and Zachary Denison; great-grandchildren,  Jacob Smith, Ashley Smith and Kenzie Moraveck. 

Graveside services were held Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 at Morrow Chapel Cemetery in Ola, Texas.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home in Kaufman. Visit online at