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Lois Griffin Durisko


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Lois Griffin Durisko

Lois Griffin Durisko of Morristown, TN, died June 20, 2014.

She was born in Stewart County, TN on August 26, 1921 to Willie F. and Lillie Scott Griffin. She moved to Clarksville, TN in 1946 when she married her husband, George Edward Durisko, who died in 1967 in a pedestrian accident.

Mrs. Durisko worked for Drs. Tosh, Shipley, Boyd, and Montgomery in New Providence before going to work at Austin Peay State University. She was employed in the Post Office in the Student Center for 20 years retiring in 1989.

She was a current member of First Baptist Church - Clarksville, from April 1947, active until 2006 when she moved to South Carolina for health reasons.

She is survived by her three daughters: Barbara Hayes and husband Bill of Morristown, TN, Lynda Sullivan and her husband Shelby of Chuckey, TN, and Becky Hunter of Kingsport, TN; seven grandchildren: Andrew Hayes (Mariane) of SC, Michael Christoph of CO, Dana McManus of SC, Patrick Sullivan (Stephanie) of GA, Dave Christoph (Lora) of TN, Douglas Sullivan (Daphne) of GA, and Christopher Hunter (Bailey) of GA; and 3 great-grandchildren: Ashley and Zachary Hayes, and Olivia Jackson.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Durisko was preceded in death by her parents; 6 sisters: Lucy Howell, Tishie King, Marie Griffin, Bea Bremer, Ruth Wright and Elizabeth Mathis; 1 brother: Millard Griffin; 2 granddaughters, Sheila Sullivan and Katie Beth Hunter.

Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, June 22nd at 4 p.m., at the Chapel of Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, TN.

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations made to First Baptist Church, 435 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040.

Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at www.neal-tarpley.com.

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Published in The Leaf Chronicle on June 21, 2014
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