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Frank A. Griffin, Sr.

Friday, February 11, 2005

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Frank A. Griffin, Sr., 93, of Benton died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005 at his home. He was born Aug. 24, 1911, in Murphysboro, Ill., to the late Edgar Griffin and Eliza Ann Osborne. He was a retired construction worker. Mr. Griffin was a World War II U. S. Army veteran, a lifetime member of Bryant Masonic Lodge, and a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Benton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth Ollene Griffin of Benton; one son, Frank A. Griffin, Jr. of Traskwood; three daughters, Joyce Wright and Elaine Hood, both of Benton, and Edna French of Sardis; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2005 in the chapel of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047) with Bro. Mac Davis officiating.

Interment followed in Social Hill Cemetery. View obituary and guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard.

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