S. L. Griffith

Published 1:34 pm Friday, December 26, 2014

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 20, 2014, at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. S. L. Griffith, 81, who died Sunday, December 7, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital, Jackson, Misssissippi. Rev. Thad Easter officiated with interment following in the Progress Church of God in Christ Cemetery.

Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. S. L. Griffith was born to the late Carsie and Martha Oatis Griffith in Jefferson Davis County, MS. He was the fifth child of 10 siblings. He was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.

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He joined South Pleasant Hill M. B. Church at an early age and remained a member until his death. He worked on the pipeline for many years and later began in the pulp wood business for himself.

Mr. Griffith was married to the late Josephine Rhodes Griffith, no children were born to this union.

He is survived by three children, Hattie (James) Polk of Prentiss, MS, Samuel Lee Griffith of Minneapolis, MN, Linda Fay Griffith of Prentiss, MS; one step-son, Lee Vern Thompson of Prentiss, MS; two brothers, Willie Earl Griffith of Foxworth, TX, and Harry Joe Griffith of Minneapolis, MN; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, many other relatives and friends.