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Howard Griffin

Howard T. Griffin Mr

Saturday, January 17, 1925 - Monday, August 19, 2019
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Obituary

Howard Thomas Griffin, Sr., age 94, passed away peacefully in his sleep early Monday morning August 19, 2019 at Springfield Place in Newberry, South Carolina. Mr. Griffin is survived by his two children Howard Thomas (Tommy) Griffin, Jr. (Terry) of Hogansville and Regina Griffin Smith (Allen) of Newberry, South Carolina, as well as five grandchildren, Haley Griffin Egesdahl (Brian) stationed in Germany, Jessica Smith Hudson (Brandon) of North Charleston, South Carolina, Elizabeth Smith Brissey (Robert) Auburn, Alabama, Matthew Sterling Smith of Charleston South Carolina and Caroline Sterling Smith of Newberry, South Carolina, and two
great-grandchildren Greyson Luke Egesdahl and Abigail Elise Hudson.

Mr. Griffin was preceded in death by his wife, Eula Pearl Baldwin Griffin and sibling Horace
Leon Griffin, Floyd Raymond Griffin, Billie June Griffin Hogan, and Lynda Griffin Marmon.
Born in LaGrange, Georgia, he was the son of Thomas Lewis Griffin and Mamie Lee Harper
Griffin.

Mr. Griffin served in the Air Force and was a veteran of World War, II, the Korean War, and
the Vietnam War before retiring in 1969. He was the owner of Harper’s Transfer in LaGrange
for several years before working as an independent truck driver for Watkins Trucking and Sanders Trucking. He was employed at Trackmobile in LaGrange before retiring to devote his time in pursuing his passion of helping others. Mr. Griffin became active with Habitat for Humanity, SBC Disaster Relief, and SBC Baptist Builders as long as his health permitted.

He was a long time member of Second Baptist Church and served as deacon for many years
and was a Member of Elm City Lodge # 544 F. & A. M. for over 60 years..

The family will receive visitors at Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home, Friday, August
23, 2019 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be held at Second Baptist Church
Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with The Reverend Neil Stich officiating. Full
Military honors will be accorded. Elm City Lodge # 544 will present Masonic honors.

Mr. Griffin will be buried Monday, August 26, 2019 in Opp Alabama, beside his wife of 55 years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Second Baptist Church, 304 Fair Street, LaGrange, Georgia 30241,
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 23, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, August 23, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home
    Address
    506 Hill Street
    LaGrange, GA 30241
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 1:00am
    When
    Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:00am
    Location
    Second Baptist Church
    Address

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Valerie Griffin Whelchel

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Rest in peace Uncle Howard.
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Virginia Lee Griffin

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Howard Griffin was my Dads brother( H. Leon Griffin) I'm the youngest of three girls.
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