1911 - 2014 Maurine Miller Griffing, 103, of Palestine and formerly of Beaumont, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 30, 2014. She was born on January 28, 1911, in Beaumont, to Nora and Cecil Miller. Maurine married Ralph C. Griffing in 1931. Together they happily owned and operated Griffing Nurseries until his death in 1968. Survivors include her daughter, Gloria Graham and her husband, Allan; nine grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Serving in her Voth-Rosedale community was her greatest pleasure. She was devoted to her church family at Rosedale Baptist Church where she took special interest in young people. She lived in her home on the nursery for seventy-three years until moving to Palestine, Texas in 2004 to live with her close friend Darlene Julian. There she was a member of Southside Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Nora and Cecil Miller; husband, Ralph C. Griffing; and her daughters, Gay Jones and Sherry Smith Hatch. A gathering of Mrs. Griffing's family and friends will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 12, 2014, at Broussard's, 1650 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Rosedale Baptist Church, 7110 Concord Road, Beaumont, with interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard's. Complete and updated information may be found at broussards1889.com.
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1605 N Major Dr
Beaumont, TX 77713
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 9, 2014