Posted: Friday, April 15, 2011 11:35 am
The Messenger, April 15, 2011
Andrew H. Huffine, 75, of Minerva, Ohio, died April 8, 2011, at the Cleveland Clinic following a short illness. He was a former resident of Kenton and was the father of Julie Griggs and the brother of Joe Mac Huffine, both of Kenton.
Services are planned for Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Bethpage Baptist Church near Kenton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, with Leitherland Funeral Home in Kenton in charge of arrangements.
Friends may call at the church from 1 p.m. until the hour of services Wednesday.
The family requests that memorials be made to Hanover Township Ruritans, 29701 State Route 30, Hanoverton, OH 44423; Dyersburg State Community College annual fund, 1510 Lake Road, Dyersburg, TN 38024; or Bethpage Baptist Church, Bethpage Road, Kenton, TN 38233.
He was born Oct. 13, 1935, in Kenton, son of the late Joe A. and Kemp (Hanks) Huffine. He was married to the former Effie “Peg” Doan, who survives. He graduated from the former Bethel College in McKenzie and received his master’s degree in business education from Murray State University in Kentucky. He was a teacher in the Obion County School System and was the first girls’ basketball coach at Obion County Central High School. He then moved to Minerva, Ohio, and taught in the Minerva Local School System until his retirement in 1989.
He coached basketball, was a basketball referee and a referee for Special Olympics and was an active member of Minerva Kiwanis and Hanover Township Ruritans. He attended Great Trail Community Church of God in Minerva.
Survivors also include two sons and daughters-in-law, Andrew H. Huffine II and Nancy Huffine of Goldvein, Va., and David and Angela Huffine of Lexington, Ala.; his son-in-law, Tim Griggs of Kenton; two stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Dean Kibler of Hanoverton, and Patti and Thomas Dixon of Scio, Ohio; his stepson, Russell Shipley of Kensington, Ohio; his sister and brother-in-law, Mary Alice and John Higdon of Yorkville; his sister-in-law, Ann Huffine of Kenton; and 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a grandchild.