Valdosta Daily Times


May 2, 2013

Hilda Carroll Griffin

VALDOSTA — Hilda Carroll Griffin, 95, of Valdosta, died peacefully on Monday evening, April 29, 2013, at Fellowship Home. Mrs. Griffin, a lifelong resident of this area, was born Jan.  25, 1918, in south Lowndes County to the late Thomas Beville Carroll Sr. and Effie Evelyn Wood Carroll. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Jesse Howard Griffin; her sister, Eugenia Carroll; and her brother, Dr. Thomas B. Carroll Jr.

Hilda attended grade school at the training school at Georgia State Women’s College (now VSU) and then Valdosta High School, where she played basketball and cheered for the Wildcats. She then attended and graduated from Georgia State Woman’s College. After teaching school in Lake Park for one year, she married her high school sweetheart, Howard, and became a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed playing bridge and was an avid gardener. Hilda was a member of First United Methodist Church where she taught the 5-year-old Sunday School class for more than 20 years. She managed the family farm for many years and still found the time to care for her special needs sister for 30 years.

Hilda is survived by two daughters and their spouses, Virginia (Ginny) Carroll Tyson and William (Billy) Franklin Tyson Jr. of Camilla, Nancy Evelyn Hobby and Dr. Charles Franklin Hobby Sr. of Valdosta; one granddaughter and her spouse, Cara Elizabeth and Russell Thomas Summerlin of Camilla; three grandsons, William Franklin Tyson III of Camilla, Joseph Griffin Hobby of Atlanta, and David Lott Hobby of Valdosta; one great-grandson, Samuel Thomas Summerlin of Camilla. Also surviving are five stepgrandchildren and their spouses, Helen and John Harden of Rincon, Charles Hobby Jr. of Sand Diego, Calif., Vicki and Don Winningham of Alexandria, Va., Dr. Tommy and Brandi Hobby of Valdosta and John Hobby of Charlottesville, Va.; three nephews and their families, Dr. Thomas Beville Carroll III of Lancaster, S.C., Joseph Milledge Carroll of Tampa, and John Moorer Carroll of Hardeeville, S.C.; a special cousin, LouNelle Carroll Heaney of Valdosta; and numerous other cousins and relatives. Special thanks are offered to her loving and devoted caretakers, Latrelle Tomlin and Renee Wiseman and the dedicated and caring staff at Fellowship Home.  

A graveside funeral for Mrs. Griffin will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013, in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Mr. Buddy LaHood and Dr. John McGowan will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Carson McLane Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 2263 Pineview Drive, Valdosta, GA 31602.

Condolences may be conveyed to the family on the obituary page of — Carson McLane Funeral Home

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