Bitsy Gryder



M. Elizabeth "Bitsy" Gryder, originally from Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Bitsy retired to Rhea County after raising her family (son and daughter) and completing a 22 year substitute teaching career in southern California where she was involved in numerous positions.

For a national collegiate society, Delta Zeta, she has served in nuberous executive positions in local, regional, and alumni chapters.

She is currently serving as the national chair of Delta Zeta's Graduate Scholoarship Committee.

Further, her life long experience as an army wife led to her recognition as the 61sth U.S. Army Civilian Volunteer of the Year in 1984.

Since arriving in Rhea County, Bitsy has been involved in gardening as well as local political and party activities, and is also a busy grandmother to four grandchildren.

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