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George F. Griffing

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George F. Griffing

A memorial service celebrating the life of George F. Griffing will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Philadelphia Baptist Church with Reverends Philip Robertson and Tom Jordan officiating. Visitation will be observed from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.

Mr. Griffing, 76, of Pineville, passed from this life on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Rapides Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Griffing completed high school at Jefferson Military Academy in Washington, Mississippi in 1954. He went on to attend Northeast Louisiana State University and then graduated from Louisiana State University in 1960 with degrees in business and law.

He practiced law for 53 years in Jonesville and Pineville which included service as an Assistant District Attorney for the Seventh Judicial District.

He was one of the founding board members of Southern Heritage Bank, serving on the board for 40 years. He was also a member of the Catahoula Parish School Board, Lions Club, Kiwanis Club, Gideons International and the Louisiana Bar Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ward Reneau and Ethel McFerrin Griffing; brothers, Ward R. Griffing, Jr., James M. Griffing, and Robert S. Griffing.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 49 years, Jackie A. Griffing; daughter, C. Mignonne Griffing of Bossier City; sons, Richard L. Griffing and wife Rachel of Monterey, Ward E. Griffing and wife Lisa of Pineville; brother, Dr. J. C. Griffing of Charrier, Mississippi; grandchildren, C. B. Griffing, Hannah M. Griffing, Emma L. Griffing, Martha A. Griffing and George Campbell Griffing.

Memorial donations may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 3874, Pineville, LA, 71361 or Philadelphia Baptist Church Building Fund, 722 Philadelphia Road, Deville, LA 71328.

To extend online condolences to the Griffing family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.

Published in The Town Talk on Apr. 6, 2013
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