Elsie F. Griffin, age 97, passed way Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the Bridge in Port St. Joe, FL.

She was born April 18, 1919 in Sylacauga, AL to Wesley and Stella Farris. Mrs. Griffin was Methodist by faith and a member of First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe.

She was a devoted wife and mother. Known for her delicious meals for anyone who entered her home.

She enjoyed working in her yard and flower beds. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Rebecca’s and also a member of the Port St. Joe Garden Club. She spread joy to others with her gift of flower arranging.

Mrs. Griffin is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hugh Willard “Buck” Griffin; brothers, Gordon, Gene, Tom and Alden.

She is survived by four sons, Fred, Frank (Mary Carmel), Gordon Gayle (Mary) and Eugene “Gus” (Linda) and an adopted fifth son, Higdon Swatts; eight grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; and eight great great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. EST on Thursday, January 19, 2017 in Holly Hill Cemetery at the pavilion. The family will receive friends on Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. at the pavilion.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to a hospice of your choice, in memory of Mrs. Griffin.

Condolences may be submitted or viewed at www.southerlandfamily.com.


Southerland Family Funeral Home

Panama City