Mr. Benny Griffin

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ANNISTON — Funeral service for Mr. Benny Griffin, 65, will be at 3 p.m. today, January 23, 2010, at Oak Bowery Baptist Church with the Revs. Larry Ward and Bill Davis officiating. Mr. Griffin will lie in state at the church from 12 p.m. until time of service. Interment will follow at Vinson Cemetery in Ohatchee. Mr. Griffin passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at his residence.

Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years, Glenda Hightower Griffin, of Anniston; two sons, Bruce Griffin, (Kandi), of Lincoln, and Kipp Griffin, of Anniston; grandchildren, Kelli Griffin (Cason Nixon), of Lincoln, Kagan Griffin, of Glencoe; grandson, Brandon Franklin, of Lincoln; great-granddaughter, Sara Kylen Nixon; special sister and brother-in-law, Margie Chapman (Paul), of Gadsden; sister, Bernice Baxter (Gary), of Ashville, Sandra Jean Bolton (Clyde), of Trussville, Helen Thommason (Tom), of Georgia, Sally Smith Minatra (Phil), of Georgia, Brenda Burke (Bruce) of Georgia, Deb Vice (Chase Fordham), of Glencoe; brothers, Shorty Griffin (Imogene), of Ohatchee, Raymond Griffin (Pat), of Ohatchee, Jim Griffin (Jan), of Southside; uncle, Jim Davis, of Ashville; aunts, Peggy Ferrallo, of Bynum, Louise Davis, of Ashville; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Griffin was preceded in death by his parents, Sanders and Alice Griffin; sister, Mary Tidmore; brother, Bobby Griffin, father and mother-in-law, Lewis and Frances Hightower.

Pallbearers will be Dingus Griffin, Jarod Griffin, Paul Griffin, Robert Griffin, Earl Jones, Zel Tidmore, Gene Heard, Bill Humphries. Honorary pallbearers will be Freddie Lee, Douglas Cooper, B.J. Vice, Bronson Vice, Tony Haynes, Tommy Hill, Donnie Ford, Slick Jones, Matt Willingham, Jimmy Bell, Tony Bentley, Calvin Crim, Langdon Hightower, Chad Smith, and Dale Wallace. Mr. Griffin was a native of Alabama and lifelong resident of Alexandria. Benny was a partner for many years with his brothers at Shorty's Truck and Railroad Car Parts. He was always proud that he was part of a business that was started in a small chicken house and became very successful. He was always very proud of his brothers. After leaving the family business he became a successful poultry farmer. Benny loved racing - Nascar as well as dirt track. He built and owned dirt track cars, and for many years was successful across the southeast. Benny met and made many friends in his work as well as his racing. He will be remembered for his willingness to help others, gift of gab, and entrepreneur talents. He will be loved and missed by all. Flowers will be accepted or in lieu, donations may be made to Union Grove FCM Church Building Fund, 640 Highland Lakes, Anniston, Ala. 36207. Chapel Hill Funeral Home will be servicing the Griffin family 256-820-5151 www.mem.com
Published in The Anniston Star from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2010
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