Faye B. Griffin

Published 7:42 pm Monday, February 25, 2019

Faye B. Griffin died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson. She was 86.

She was born and reared in Learned and in 1952 married Gene Griffin and moved to the Utica area. In 1955 she moved to Jackson where she taught piano in her home for 12 years and also was a bank administrator for several banks in the Jackson area. She was a member of the Cooper Road Christian Church where she served as church organist. She was involved in the development of the Leavell Wood Minor League Baseball Association and also worked in real estate sales in Jackson.

In the early 1980s she returned to Utica and made her home there becoming a member of the Utica Christian Church.

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The family extends their sincere thanks to Dianne Dixson, her caregiver, for her caring and compassion for Faye.

Faye was preceded in death by her parents, Hughie and Ruby Newsome Berryhill; her husband, Gene Griffin; and her sister, Lanelle Hudson.

Survivors include her daughter, Paula Elaine Griffin of Learned; her two sons, Thomas (Laura) Griffin of Learned and Craig (Lisa) Griffin of Utica; her two brothers, H.D. Berryhill of Jackson and Milton H. Berryhill of Birmingham, Alabama; fiv grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Utica Christian Church with Rev. Brad Hartzog officiating. Interment followed in the Griffin Cemetery. Visitation was 5-7 p.m., Sunday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Utica and 10 a.m. Monday until the hour of the service at the church.

Pallbearers were Jason Griffin, Justin Griffin, Shelton Griffin, Abe Penn, Mark Newell and Matt Inabnet.