Mrs. Ruby Hawkins Griffin, 89, known to everyone as Mema, was born March 25, 1929 to the late Clure and Nettie Hawkins. She went to be with her Lord on July 9.
She was a very longtime resident of the Belk community of DeKalb County and lived the last few years in Rock Island.
She was preceded in death by husband Nelson Clifton Griffin; one daughter Jo Nell Hall; grandson Steve Davis; brother James Hawkins; and sons-in-law Dan Griffin and Danny Davis.
Survivors include daughters Earlene Griffin of McMinnville, Maxine Davis of Hillsboro, and Penny and David Hankal and Lorie and Tim Wilcher of Rock Island, seven grandchildren, Susan and Jeff Abbott, Stephanie and Scott Whitson, Joseph and April Hall, Sara Wilcher and Alex Saylor, Morgan and Shawnacey Wilcher, Taylor and Morgan Hankal, and Kristen and Zack Rowland, 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, two sisters, Opal Barlow of Sparta and Agnes Hutson of Doyle, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral service was Thursday, July 12, at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home with burial following at New Union Cemetery. Jason Brown and Trent Kell officiated.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 13, 2018