Wesley Griffin, Jr., 76, died Friday, August 10, 2012 in Appling Healthcare System. Griffin was born Jan. 29, 1936 in Appling County to the late James “Jim” Washington Griffin and the late Sadie Johnson Griffin. He was a member of Altamaha Baptist Church. Wesley was a logger with Wallace Carter and Sons for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Rowell Griffin of Baxley; two daughters and son-in-law, Mary Jean Yawn and Linda Ann and Stewart Campbell of Baxley; one son and daughter-in-law, Choo-Choo John and Christy Griffin of Baxley; two sisters, Mary Lou Reynolds and Betty Livingston; one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Lillian Simmons; 11 grandchildren: Jennifer and Tony Merritt, Joshua David and Jana Yawn, Dillon Jake and Jessie Bass, Colby Ridge Griffin, Casey Ryan Griffin, Ashley and Blake Carter, Dustin Stewart Campbell and four great-grandchildren, Brittany Grace Merritt, William Tyler Merritt, Colton Gage Carter and Cason Burke Carter.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 13 at Swain Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Charles Hutcheson, Ronnie Rentz and Heath Webb officiating. Interment followed in Altamaha Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were grandchildren: Josh Yawn, Tony Merritt, Colby Griffin, Casey Griffin, Dillon Bass and Dustin Campbell.
Honorary pallbearers were Altamaha Home Health Care, Dr. Orlando Fernando and staff, Dr. Teresa Cezar and staff, Eugene and Peggy Lott, Greg and Amy Carter, Vann and Linda Carter, Wayne and Tammie Lott, Lewis and Sherry Carter, members of Altamaha Baptist Church, Adam and Lorie Carter, Jimmy Crosby, Wayne and Andrea Herrington, Dave Sellers, Bill and June Campbell, Mark and Carol Barnes and staff, Linda Williams, Bonnie Carter and Ora Lee Carter.
Musical selections were rendered by Lori Lewis, Nell Mullis and Kenny Hutcheson.
Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.