SHELBY - Emmett "M.G." Griffin, Jr., 62, of 515 Dover Street Apartment 6, departed this life on Monday, March 3, 2014, at his residence. A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Emmett Griffin, Sr. and the late Margie Eaves Griffin.
"M.G.", as he was known by many, was a 1971 graduate of Shelby High School and was a member of the basketball team. He was employed in the textile industry for over 30 years and also worked for the City of Shelby a number of years. M.G. will be remembered for his good and loving nature.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lynn Griffin Toms; and two brothers, Calvin Beam and Ivory Wray.
Left to cherish his memory are his sisters, Gwendolyn Griffin Thompson (Ed), Patricia G. Moore, Carolyn Griffin, Sandra Griffin Mendoza, Janice "Dusty" Wray, Cynthia "Red" Wray, Denise Pettis (Dennis), Priscilla Adams (Michael), Zinnie Brooks (Bernard), and Kathy Beam, all of Shelby; brothers, Larry Wray, Vigor Beam, Jerry Beam (Ebony) and James Louis Beam (Catherine), all of Shelby; special friends, Spencer Perry and Lathan "Snake" Brooks, both of Shelby; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation: The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Gwen Thompson, 719 E. Grover St. in Shelby.
Memorial service: Friday at Living Waters Christian Ministries, 505 Blanton St. in Shelby
Officiated by: Pastor Carolyn Briggs
Funeral home: Enloe Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences: www.enloes.net