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Athena Griffith NORFOLK - Athena "Effie" Griffith, 81, passed away peacefully April 25, 2008 in her home, surrounded by loving family and friends. A native of Salisbury, N.C., she was the widow of Russell L. Griffith. She was a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. She was also a member of the Hellenic Woman's Club, Chesapeake Family YMCA and TOPS of Virginia Beach. She is survived by her daughter, Diana Griffith Roybal and husband Fred of Suffolk; a son, Michael Griffith of Lexington Park, Md.; three brothers, George Pappas and wife Bessie of Norfolk, Gregory Pappas and wife Stella and Peter Pappas and wife Nancy, all of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren, Angelina Abbott and husband Jonathan of Portsmouth, Scott Roybal and Allyson Roybal, both of Suffolk; and five nieces, Melanie Georges, Christina Flaskos, Pamela Jobbe, Maria Herring, Theonie Pappas; and two grandnieces. A funeral will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral with the Very Rev. Father Seraphim Poulos and Father Constantine Rogakos officiating. A Trisagion service will be conducted Monday at 7 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Published in The Virginian-Pilot on Apr. 27, 2008.
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April 29, 2008
On behalf of the Hellenic Woman's Club I would like to express our deep sorrow in the loss of our beloved member Athena. May her memory be eternal.
Elizabeth Woods , President Hellenic Woman's Club
Elizabeth Woods
April 28, 2008
Dear Effie's Family,
Please know that we send our most sincere and deep sympathy for the passing of Effie--she always had a beautiful and loving smile. What a wonderful and positive person. She will truly be missed--may her memory be eternal.
Cia Gretes and
Sava & Leigh Comsudis
Leigh (Gretes) Comsudis
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