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Deacon Arthur Grier

June 4, 1928 May 13, 2019
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Deacon Arthur Grier was born on June 4, 1928 in Cuthbert, Georgia to the late Joseph and Ruthie Grier. Being one of eleven children, he had seven brothers and three sisters. He served honorably in the Armed Forces serving his country in the United States Army and United States Air Force from 1945 – 1948 in the capacities of Diesel Mechanic and Heavy Equipment Operator.

On October 12, 1957, he was united in marriage to the late Deaconess Lizzie Grier.

Having a deep and profound love for God and music, Arthur embarked on a musical career that spun for decades. In 1965, he formed the gospel group known as the “Quintones.” They appeared at numerous gospel concerns and church programs across the country in various venues in New York, New Jersey, Florida, California, Oklahoma, Alabama, Washington, Illinois and Montana – just to name a few. This was a feat as some of these programs occurred during the Civil Rights Movement. Locally, they shared their rich gospel sounds at such places as New York State County Fair, Walt Whitman Center in Camden, New Jersey and the Statue of Liberty in New York, Atlantic City Medical Center and Atlantic City State of the Arts Festival. His music carried him to international realms having performed in England, Greenland and the Battin Islands.

Deacon Arthur Grier was greatly respected as one of the founders and spiritual leaders of the White Rock Baptist Church. In 1996, Arthur was ordained as a Deacon under the Pastoral leadership of Rev. Robert C. Morris. He was one of the pioneers of White Rock, serving faithfully for 55 years. He was also a member of White Rock’s first Trustee Board and served as a vital member of the Male Chorus.

He credited God as being the biggest influence on his life.

As part of his endeavors outside of the church, he served as Past Patron of Eastern Stars and Past Worship Master Mason.

The Lord blessed him with a beautiful friend Mildred Grier whom he married in November 2011.

Until the time of his illness, Deacon Grier continued to serve his church actively and faithfully. He attended Bible Study and Prayer Service regularly. To better serve his community, he often sang and prayed at hospitals and nursing homes ministering to the home bound and infirmed. Most recently, Deacon Grier served on the Pastoral Search Committee. He was ecstatic about the election of our new Pastor, Reverend Victor J. Little whom he loved dearly.

On Monday, May 13, 2019, Deacon Arthur Grier answered our Lord and Savior’s call to be with him in Glory.

He was preceded in death by first wife, Lizzie Grier; son, Ronnie Grier; brother, George Hightower and sister, Deaconess Evia M. Hodges.

He leaves to cherish precious memories, his devoted wife, Deaconess Mildred Grier; three brothers: Roosevelt Grier, William “Bee” Grier and Melvin Hightower; one sister, Alice Williams; two stepsons: Daren Wells and Shawn Dion McCoy; two god-daughters: Dale Robinson and Gloria Orby; one god-son, Stacey Johnson; and a host of nieces and nephews.


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