James R. Griffin

49 year old James R. Griffin of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a construction worker and a member of the Brethren In Christ. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donnie Kelly will officiate and burial will be in the Pealed Chestnut Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his father, Martin Ross Griffin; his maternal grandparents, Edith and Monroe Young; and his paternal grandparents, Isiah and Edna Griffin. Survivors include his mother, Izena Young Griffin of Smithville. A sister and brother-in-law, Judy and “Steve” Merriman of Smithville. Two nephews, Steve and Jake Merriman both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m.

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