Martha Elouise Harris Griffin

Martha Elouise Harris Griffin, 93, of Alma, passed away early Monday morning, March 1, 2021, at her residence, following an extended illness.

Born November 10, 1927 in Patterson, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin Banner and Susie Thornton Harris.  She lived all of her life in Pierce County and was a housewife and mother. She attended Beulah Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Griffin; a daughter, Rose Griffin Johnson; a son-in-law, Henry McAleer IV and five brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include eight children, Sula Fiske, Alma, Mildred McAleer, Ellabell, Willene Heitz (husband George), Blackshear, Mack Griffin (wife Terry), Alma, Lewis Griffin, Blackshear, Pauline Roppe (husband Tommy), Alma, Jim Griffin, Alma and Ben Griffin (wife Scarlett), Nicholls; 17 grandchildren, Jeffery Lovell (wife Lisa), Mikel Lovell (wife Sandra), Sherry Chaney (husband John), Theresa Walker, Mark McAleer (wife Emily), Christie E. Haynes (husband John), Kimberly Ann Gonzalez (husband Carlos), Brian Griffin (wife Susan), Tracy Carmack (husband Michael), Stacy Griffin, Brandy Jewell (husband Levi), Steven Roppe, Amy Roppe, Heidi Johnson, Jodi Johnson, Ray Turner and Jessica Herrin; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 2:30-3 p.m. at the Beulah Baptist Church Sanctuary.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 4, from the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Matt Tuttle officiating.  

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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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