Ronald Griggs

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Ronald Griggs, 69, of Dawsonville, Forsyth County, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014, at his residence, following a sudden illness.
Mr. Griggs was born Sept. 12, 1944, in Gilmer County, to the late William and Mildred Griggs. He had been a resident of Forsyth County for more than 40 years.
A graduate of Gilmer County High School and later Pickens Technical College with a degree in electronics, he worked for AT&T and Lucent Technologies as an electronic technician until retiring after 37 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam, member of Silver City Baptist Church and long time member of the Forsyth County Lions Club, where he received the Melvin Jones Award.
An avid outdoorsman he loved being outside, working around his home, his tractor, and especially watching his grandchildren play sports.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Hilda Griggs of Forsyth County; daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Tracey Phillips of Dawsonville, Angela and John Spears of Milton; grandchildren, Jessi Phillips, Jake Phillips, Andrew Spears, Jared Spears; brother and sister-in-law, Daryl and Marilyn Griggs of Ellijay; sister-in-law, Joyce Page of Ellijay; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, C.W. and Patricia Page of Douglasville; and a number of other relatives also survive.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 8, at 11 a.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Stephen Davis and the Rev. Wilson Pruitt officiating. Interment will follow in the Georgia National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, July 7, from 5-9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The .
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home in Dawsonville is in charge of arrangements.
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334 Highway 53 East
Dawsonville, GA 30534
(706) 265-3159
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Published in Forsyth County News from July 7 to July 10, 2014
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