Valdosta Daily Times

Obituaries

February 28, 2013

Donald E. Griffis

VALDOSTA — Donald E. Griffis of Tampa, Fla., passed away Feb. 5, 2013, as the result of an accident.

He was born on March 31, 1937, to the late Barney D. Sr. and Ruth Howell Griffis of Valdosta.

He graduated from Valdosta High School, Class of ‘55 and served in the U.S. Army.

Don was a creative, sensitive and thoughtful person who loved nature and all living things. He was known and loved for his gentle sense of humor and wry perspective. His sense of style led to a successful career as a buyer for Rich’s Department Stores in Atlanta. He then worked for and retired from administration with MARTA in Atlanta.

He is survived by his closest friend, Young Luu of Tampa, Fla.; his sister, Helen Northcutt of Morven, Ga.; his sister-in-law, Lucy S. Griffis of Hahira; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as his beloved dog, Rex.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Paul S. Griffis, Barney D. Griffis Jr., and Bobby N. Griffis; as well as a sister, Marie G. Peck.

A memorial service was held in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 16, 2013. Graveside services will be held on March 2, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church on Hutchinson Pond Road near Cecil, Ga.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • JoAnn North Gillingwater

    JoAnn North Gillingwater, 72, of Lake Park, died on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her residence following a lengthy illness.

    April 16, 2014

  • Joyce Ann Jackson

    Joyce Ann Jackson, 67, of Valdosta, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014.

    April 16, 2014

  • Lemuel N. John III

    Lemuel N. John III, Lt. Col. USAF, RET., 85, of Valdosta, died at Langdale Hospice House on Monday, April 14, 2014.

    April 16, 2014

  • Sarah Lee Grant

    Mrs. Sarah Lee Grant, age 88 of Quitman, Georgia passed away on April 14, 2014 at the Langdale Hospice House in Valdosta, Georgia.

    April 14, 2014

  • Corine Howard

    Mrs. Corine Howard, age 79 of Quitman, Georgia passed away on April 10, 2014 at the Brooks County Emergency Room in Quitman.

    April 14, 2014

  • Joyce Ann Jackson

    Joyce Ann Jackson, 67, of Valdosta, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014.

    April 14, 2014

  • JoAnn North Gillingwater

    JoAnn North Gillingwater, 72, of Lake Park died on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at her residence following a lengthy illness.

    April 14, 2014

  • Marjorie Carratt White

    Marjorie Carratt White, 92, of Valdosta, Ga., passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Langdale Hospice House following a lengthy illness.

    April 14, 2014

  • Clarence Edward Teston Jr.

    Mr. Clarence Edward Teston Jr., 79, of Homerville, Ga., passed away suddenly Sunday, April 13, 2014, at his residence.

    April 14, 2014

  • William Laran Martin

    The Rev. William Laran Martin, 69, of Nashville, Ga.,  died Sunday April 13, 2014 in Tift Regional Medical Center.

    April 14, 2014

Top News
Poll

What you think about school and workplace rules about Facebook friends?

There have to be rules.
No need for rules, just use common sense.
If people want to be friends, what is the big deal?
Nobody uses Facebook anymore.
     View Results