Posted: Monday, February 27, 2012 2:40 pm
The Messenger, February 27, 2012
Abraham “Abe” Griffin Jr., 74, of Troy died 11:20 a.m. Feb. 25, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Troy. The Rev. Donald Dale Reeves will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church from noon until the hour of services Tuesday. Pallbearers will be Ralph Norman, Butch Butler, Mike Calhoun, Jerry Grooms, Dustin Cloar and Greg Correa.
Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Jan. 23, 1938, in Obion County, son of the late Mary Elizabeth (Mitchell) and Abraham Griffin Sr. He married the former Mary Demetrus Asher June 29, 1959. She died Nov. 2, 1999. He was a retired timber cutter for Storey Sawmill in Troy.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Tony Cloar of Troy; his son and daughter-in-law, Billy Joe and Julie Griffin of Troy; his sister, Betty Petty of Troy; five grandchildren, David Griffin of Kenton, Mandy Correa of Obion, Jennie Doughten of Union City, Abbey Griffin of Martin and Dustin Cloar of Troy; four great-grandchildren; and two nephews, Richard Griffin and Tommy Griffin, both of Troy.
He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Adam Robertson Griffin; and two brothers, Harry Griffin and Joe Griffin.
To view the DVD that is an online tribute, or to leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home website at www.emfuneralhome.com.