Montez Williams McGriff

Montez Williams McGriff left this world to be with the Lord on December 20, 2021. She was 83.

Montez was born January 19, 1938 in Cleveland County to Milam and Bam Shelby Williams. She worked as a nurse for many years and after retiring, she spent many more years helping sit days and nights with elderly patients. She enjoyed camping and fishing and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Vernon McGriff; two brothers, Gerald Williams and Shelby Williams; a sister, Marnette White, and a special friend, Joe Lynn.

Montez is survived by a brother, David Williams of Woodlawn; her children, Susan (Billy) Wright of Star City, Thomas (Teresa) McGriff of Star City, Montine (Rocky) Beatty of Pine Bluff, Cathy Blasengame (Frankie Long) of Star City, and James (Lisa) McGriff of Glendale; her grandchildren, Kevin (Paula) Wright of Florida, Amanda (Benji) Jenkins of Star City, Chad McGriff of Star City, Jonathan Irvin of Star City, Alesia Ethridge of Star City, Christal Beatty of Pine Bluff, Shane (Brandi) Blasengame of Star City, Malcomb (Felicia) Blasengame of Star City, Kyle (Jessica) Blasengame of Star City, and Ra’leigh (Daniel) VanDuren of Star City, and Ashley (Zach) Parkhill of North Little Rock; her great-grandchildren, Quinton Wright, Addison Wright, Arthur Jenkins, Madison Irvin, Makenzie Irvin, Marlee Irvin, Valkyrie Brumley, Mallory Yarberry, Dustin Yarberry, Aiden Beatty, Konner Zeigler, Kannon Zeigler, Aubrey Blasengame, Chaselyn Blasengame, Mylee Blasengame and Lexington VanDuren.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 22 at 9 a.m. at Griffin Funeral Service Chapel. Funeral services will follow immediately thereafter at 10 a.m. with Bro. John Marlar officiating. Interment will be at Friendship Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City.