Marie  Griffin

Obituary of Marie Avins Griffin

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Marie Avins Griffin, 86, widow of devoted husband James Robert Griffin, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Born in Sumter, she was the daughter of the late Ernest A. Avins and Nora Ardis Avins. Mrs. Griffin was a member of Sumter First Church of the Nazarene. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Surviving are her son, James R. “Bobby” Griffin (Trevia) of Pinewood; a daughter, Jenny Salo of Columbia; three brothers, Ernest Avins, Jr., Jim Avins and Rick Avins all of Sumter; two sisters, Tessie Geddings of Sumter and Denise Mortimer of Crown Point, IN; three granddaughters, Traci Benna, Sylvia Lynch, and Jami Brooke Griffin and; five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Jeannie Gables and Mary Geddings. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday at the Sumter First Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Greg Pressley and Rev. James Thrower officiating. Burial will be in the Sumter Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Sumter First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 Patriot Parkway, Sumter, SC 29154. On-line condolences may be sent to Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.
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