James Royce Griffin, 78, of Monticello, passed away on December 15, 2016 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.
He was a member of Second Baptist Church.
Mr. Griffin was born May 16, 1938 in Stuttgart andwas the son of the late Jimmie Griffin, Sr. and Mary Hodges Griffin.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Hoarce Griffin; and one uncle, William “Dub” Hodges.
He is survived by a cousin, Claudia Withers of Brooklyn, Arkansas; his guardian, Oledia Crook of Monticello; and several loving caregivers, Kim Hokes, Tearini Quinn, Terry Miller, Brandon Vincent, Xavier Woods and Gail Simmons.
Graveside service will be held on December 19 at 11 a.m. at Lacey Cemetery with Rev. Ray Hearron officiating. Visitation will be from December 19 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.