Johnny Israel Griffin, 68, of Alma, died Monday November 25, 2013 at his home after a short illness. He was a native of Appling County but had lived in Bacon County most of his life. He was son of the late Frank Griffin and Idell Leggett Griffin and was also preceded in death by a brother, Ray Griffin. Johnny was a member of Ebenezeer Advent Christian Church.
Survivors include a son, Greg Griffin (Donita) of Alma; two brothers, Henry Griffin of Waynesboro and J. F. Griffin of Baxley; six sisters, Wilma Sweatt, Wanell Parker, Janie Batten, Kay Moore and Charlotte Gruber, all of Alma and Maxine Martin of Waynesboro; two grandchildren, Lacey and Jesse Griffin of Alma. Also several nieces and nephews survive.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock from the chapel of Crosby Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Williams and the Rev. Jimmy Miles officiating. Interment followed in Red Oak Church Cemetery in Appling County. The family received friends at the funeral home Thursday evening between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Active pallbearers were Stanley Beckham, Bruce Chandler, Justin Moore, Gene Batten, Tim Sweatt and Michael Griffin. Honorary were, Ruby White, B. J. Harrelson, Foster White, Ray White, Tom Holton, Mickey Dixon, Claude Penwell, Glen Carter, Clinton and Kay Reese and the Wesley Chapel Church Family.
Crosby Funeral Home of Alma was in charge of all the arrangements.