GRIFFIN, Joan Elizabeth, 85, of Sebring, died Thursday, November 1, 2012, at Somers Hospice House. A native of Ozone Park, NY, she had lived here since 1988, coming from Hollywood, FL. She loved to knit, play bingo, volunteer and work with Green Thumb at several Highlands County schools. She was preceded in death by her husband, James J. Griffin, Sr.; daughter, Joan Griffin; son, James J. Griffin, Jr.; twin brother, John White, Jr.; and sister, Doris Stotler. She is survived by her daughter, Alice Ann (Michael) Lord, Sebring, FL; son, Patrick William (Donna) Griffin, Port St. Lucie, FL; sister, Ruth (Paul) Boucher; brothers, William (Edith) White and David (Loretta) White; four grandchildren, Valerie Lord-Eskew, Patrick Griffin, Joseph Griffin, Donald Griffin; and five great-grandchildren.