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James Alison Griffith, age 98, passed away Friday, January 13, 2017. Services will be held at 2 PM Saturday, January 21, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church with Father David Probst officiating.
Mr. Griffith was born in Roscoe, TX and later moved to Atlanta where he attended North Fulton High School. After high school, he served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II in the Mediterranean. He married Maredith Byrd of Newport, TN on August 23, 1945. In April of 1947, he started working for the U. S. Penitentiary in Atlanta and retired in July of 1968 as a Senior Officer. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Eatonton, GA where he became involved in the organization of the Volunteer Fire Department, Crooked Creek Station 5. He served as Assistant Fire Chief and was a past Vice President of Crooked Creek Fire Department and Benevolent Society. He was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.
Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Maredith Byrd Griffith; brother-in-law Newell "Hop" Byrd (Jane); niece George Ann Bulfin Nunnally; great nieces Susan Griffith Hamer and Elise Nunnally Schultz (Warren); grand nephews, Warren T. Schultz and Gregory J. Schultz (Elizabeth); nephew Stephen P. Edwards (Brenda); great nephew Adam Edwards; honorary grandchildren, Pat Mathis Smith (Ike), Jessica Klingener Minor (Doug), and Jessica and Doug's daughters, Bay Minor and Maredith Alison Minor; and many beloved nieces and nephews of the Griffith and Byrd familes.
Memorial contributions to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 309, Milledgeville, GA 31059 preferred in lieu of flowers.
Visit www.mooresfuneralhome.com to express tributes.
Moores Funeral Home & Crematory has charge of arrangements.
Published on January 17, 2017
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