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Garle Griffin

Passed 04/26/2019

Obituary for Garle Griffin

Garle J. Griffin

Garle Jefferson Griffin entered into eternal rest on April 26, 2019. Mrs. Griffin was the daughter of the late Matthew Charles Smith and Ada Josephine Gains Smith. She was the devoted wife of James Griffin.

Mrs. Griffin graduated from Carver High School, Class of 1964. She furthered her education at Benedict College graduating in 1968.

Garle was a faithful member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church until her fading health. She served on the Senior Missionary, Senior Usher Board, Transportation Ministry, April Birthday Club, Wednesday Night Nursery Ministry, and the Helping Hands Sympathy Club.

Mrs. Griffin was a member of Rebecca #209 Order of the Eastern Star, Daughter of Isis and VFW Auxillary Post 9319.

She served diligently as a member of the Beta Mu Chapter of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. for several years. Mrs. Griffin focused on Promoting cancer awareness and shared heart health projects, within the community and among her chapter sisters, during her physically strong years.

Left to cherish fond and loving memories are: her son, Willie Paul Jefferson, Jr. of Easley, SC; her stepdaughter, Paula Davis of Spartanburg, SC; her nephews, Michael Garrett, Rufus Garrett and Douglas Flournoy; her nieces, Alice Flournoy Tanner and April Flournoy both of Spartanburg, SC; her great nephews, Bishop Rashawn Flournoy and Devaris Wofford; her great nieces, Shaneka Flournoy, Porchia Flournoy and Chelsea Tanner; her sister-in-law, Ruth Smith of Bronx, NY; and her loving goddaughter, Kaylin Martin.

She was preceded in death by: her brother, Thomas Matthew Smith; and her sister, Gloria Flournoy.

A Celebration of the Life of Garle Jefferson Griffin will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 445 S. Church St., Spartanburg, SC. Rev. Dr. B. D. Snoddy will officiate. Burial will be in the Lincoln Memorial Gardens, 2310 Cannons Campground Rd., Spartanburg, SC.

Final Rites will be conducted by Rebecca #209 Order of the Eastern Star and Daughter of Isis on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at The John Stinson Woodward Memorial Chapel, 602 Howard St., Spartanburg, SC.

J. W. Woodward Funeral Home

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