97 year old Elbert Hudson Grandstaff of Alexandria died Wednesday at the Quality Care Health Care Center in Lebanon. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Grandstaff was born in Alexandria, the son of the late Ida Mae Hunt and Charlie Hudson Grandstaff. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Jane Hall, Willie Mae Hearn, and Edith Reasonover Mathis; his first wife, Ruth Green Grandstaff and his second wife, Mary Gladys Reynolds Grandstaff; two sons, Jerry Hudson Grandstaff and Jack Hudson Granstaff; and a grandson, Jackie Wilson Grandstaff. He was a farmer and worked for many years and retired from the Kraft Company in Alexandria. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Alexandria. Grandstaff is survived by seven grandchildren, Debbie and her husband Gary Jones of Lebanon, Angela Grandstaff of Texas, Jan and husband Mike Sykes of Lebanon, Kim Saddler of Lebanon, Don and wife Bonnie Grandstaff of Brush Creek, Dale Grandstaff of Clarksville, and Chris Grandstaff of Lebanon. Nine great grandchildren and ten great great grandchildren. A daughter-in-law, Marie Grandstaff Johnson of Gulf Shores, Alabama. A step-daughter, Betty and husband Larry Boss of Alexandria. Step grandchildren, Katrina and husband Ben Barrett of Murfreesboro and Joey and wife Kim Boss of Alexandria. Four step great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews survive. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.