Martha Virginia Oliver Griffin, 91, of Fountain Hill, died May 7, 2014 at her home.
She was born on July 11, 1922, to Cora Denson Oliver and John Robbie Oliver on a gravel road north of Fountain Hill. She always wanted to be at her home in south Arkansas and was an avid gardener until a few years ago. Reading was her second hobby. She was a faithful member of the Hamburg Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Carl Griffin; a brother, Bobby Oliver who was killed in the Philippines in World War II; a daughter-in-law, Anita Lewis Griffin, and a niece, Jenny McGraw.
She is survived by three daughters, Martha Griffin Bush and husband Tommy, of Romance, Susan Marie Griffin and Lisa Kay Griffin both of Flint, Michigan; two sons, John Carl Griffin and wife, Sherry, of Alexander, and Oliver Thomas Griffin and wife, Mignon, of Fountain Hill; a sister, Marie Oliver Ross and husband, Virgil, of Sylmar, California; four grandsons; Blake Scott Griffin of Fountain Hill, Lance Aaron Griffin and wife, Michelle, of Crossett, Thomas Glenn Bush of Little Rock, Jason Glen Griffin of Lake Jackson, Texas, one granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Griffin of Searcy, and one great grandchild, Landri Belle Griffin of Crossett, whom she adored. She is also survived by multiple nieces, nephews and cousins who all dearly loved sweet Aunt Virginia.
Visitation will be May 9 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg.
Funeral services will be held May 10 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Joe Sponaugle and Joe Shairrick officiating.
Burial will be at the Flat Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Richard Robertson, Kenny McDaniel, Bobby Griffin, Lance Griffin, Glenn Bush and Jason Griffin.
Memorials may be made to:
Children’s Homes, Inc,
5515 Walcott Road
Paragould, AR 72450.