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Arnell Griffin Wimsatt

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Arnell Griffin Wimsatt, 87, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, in Alamogordo.
Mrs. Wimsatt was born May 26, 1920, in Greenville, New Mexico to A.C. and Ora Johnnie (Page) Trotter. She moved with her family to the Cloudcroft area in 1934. She was a member of the board of directors of the Sacramento Mountains Historical Society and was inducted as an honoree by them in 2004.
Survivors include three sons, Fred C. Griffin and his wife Marie, of Mayhill, James G. Griffin, of Las Cruces, and A. Wayne Griffin and his wife Jane, of Alamogordo; seven granddaughters, Kathy Davis and her husband Raymond, of Mayhill, Carol Horton and her husband Mark, of Cloudcroft, Norma Blazer and her husband Kenny, of Mescalero, Gwen Huston and her husband Sam, of Carrizozo, Charlotte Griffin, of Mountainair, Becky Griffin, of Alamogordo, and Rose Marie McCarter, of Roswell; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Fred Griffin, in 1983; her second husband, Gordon Wimsatt, in 1995; two sisters, Verna Switzer and Mary Jo Jeffers; and a brother, O.J. Trotter.
Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at the James Canyon Cemetery with Eddy Coleman officiating.
Pallbearers will be Tanner Huston, Bill Havens, Jay Lynn Trotter, David Griffin, Janscen Davis and Kyle Horton. Honorary bearers will be Mrs. Wimsatt's granddaughters.
Friends may call today from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the James Canyon Cemetery Fund, c/o Richard Mitchell, 2141 Highway 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317; or to the Sacramento Mountains Historical Society, P.O. Box 435, Cloudcroft, NM 88317.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Dec. 1 to Dec. 16, 2007
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