Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

August 29, 2013

Gracine Griffin

Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — Funeral services for Gracine Griffin, age 86, of Jacksonville are scheduled for 10 a.m. Sat, Aug 31, at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Dr. Jack Albright and Rev. Barbara Hugghins officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park in Jacksonville.

Mrs. Griffin passed away Tues, Aug 27, 2013 in Jacksonville.

She was born March 2, 1927 in Cherokee County to Gracy and Mary Killion. She grew up in Brunswick, Cherokee County and married George Griffin on March 4, 1949.

Gracine joined First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville on Jan. 18, 1948 and was active in the Alpha Omega Sunday School Class. She served as superintendent of the nursery department for 25 years, where she often worked. She was involved with the design of the nursery classrooms of the new education building that was built in the mid 1950’s. She also was involved with the design and making the church’s burial pall used on caskets.

Mrs. Griffin was active with the St. Stephen’s Food Pantry. She was employed for 25 years as secretary/office manager for Dr. Joe Tollett.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, George Griffin of Jacksonville; brother, Jimmy Killion and wife Betty of Kilgore; nephew, Steve Killion and wife Kim of Rusk; nieces, Cindy Kulak and husband John and Suzy Dukes and husband Bret, all of Kilgore; great nephews, Joshua Kulak and wife Mallory, Kody Killion and wife Kristen, Klint Killion, and Taylor Kulak; great nieces, Andrea McGilvray and husband John, Meagan Cooper and husband Jerrod, and Jessica Dukes; great-great nephew, Carson Cooper; and great-great niece, Brinlee McGilvray.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Kulak, Taylor Kulak, Kody Killion, John McGilvray, Klint Killion, Jerrod Cooper, Mike Tollett, and Jim Tollett. Honorary pallbearers will be the Alpha Omega Sunday School class.

Visitation will be from 5-7pm Fri., Aug. 30,  at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Twin Oaks Nursing Home Staff for the loving and compassionate care they provided for Mrs. Griffin.

Memorials may be made to the St. Stephen’s Food Pantry at First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville at 1031 SE Loop 453, Jacksonville, Texas 75766.