Mina Kathryn Stanfield Griner, 90, of Patterson, passed away Thursday morning, June 27, 2019, at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House in Waycross, following an extended illness.
Born November 29, 1928 in Patterson, she was a daughter of the late Jasper Clarence “Bud” and Mattie Lee Walker Stanfield. She lived all of her life in Pierce County and was a 1946 graduate of Patterson High School. She had worked several jobs as a sales clerk in various stores in Patterson but worked many years as a seamstress at Julie Hat Company. In her 80s, she still enjoyed being active and worked at Byrd’s IGA. She also enjoyed keeping her grandchildren and cooking many meals, which often included fried chicken and dumplings.
She was a long-time member of Laura Chapel Baptist Church where she was the Senior Ladies Sunday School Teacher for almost 50 years and had sung in the choir.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Davis Griner; her son, Jasper Franklin Griner Sr.; her brothers and a sister-in-law, Troy (Mary) Stanfield and Lewis Stanfield; and her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Richard Daniel “Happy” Griffis, Andrew Edward “Shorty” Crawford Sr., Nellie Kate Griner Stanfield (Adolph); Lovic Edgar Griner (Betty Mae), Georgia Griner Bennett (Dorsey), and Mildred Griner Vaccaro (Vic).
Survivors include her daughter; Kathryn Griner Altman, Blackshear; daughter-in-law, Cynthia DeLoach Griner, Patterson; five grandchildren, Susan Altman, Blackshear, Donna Atlman Butler (Brian), Albany, Jasper Franklin “Buddy” Griner Jr. (Danielle), Patterson, Mark Alan Griner (Kristi), Patterson, and Lori Altman Marx, Blackshear; 10 great-grandchildren, Davis and Cody Butler, both of Albany, Anna, Jasper, Jedidiah, Joshua, Judah and Brodie Griner, all of Patterson and Isabella and J.C. Marx, both of Blackshear; three sisters, Laverne Griffis, Patterson, Iris Cobb (Floy), Cuthbert and Mary Lou Tatum, Blackshear; a sister-in-law, Latrelle “Sug” Stanfield, Patterson and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will take place from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Laura Chapel Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, from the Laura Chapel Baptist Church.
Interement will follow in the Laura Chapel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31503.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.