Ocie D.Grissom of the Ratliff community was born 1881 in Itawamba County, the son of Columbus Lafayette and Frances Underwood Grissom. He married Jimmie Mitchell, the daughter of Benjamin Crittendon and Nancy Jemima Ratliff Mitchell.
Source: Ocie D. Grissom Portrait, ca. 1900. Grissom Archival Collection. The Gaither Spradling Library. The Itawamba Historical Society, Mantachie, Mississippi.