Willard Olin Griffeth

Born: Sat., Aug. 7, 1920
Died: Wed., Sep. 2, 2009

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Willard Olin Griffeth, age 89, of Union Point, GA, died Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at Greene Point Health Care Center in Union Point. He was born August 7, 1920 in Madison County, Georgia to the late Ernest Griffeth and Mary Ellen Morris Griffeth. Mr. Griffeth graduated from Union Point High School. After graduation, he served in the United States Army Air Corp in France and England during World War II as an airplane machinist. He then went to work for Union Manufacturing in Union Point, which later became Chipman Union, as a machinist in the knitting department. All of his life he was a jack of all trades and could fix anything that was broken. He also enjoyed working in his yard. Mr. Griffeth was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Union Point.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Ellenberg Griffeth in November of 2004. He is survived by a sister, Mary Griffeth Finch and her husband Harold of Union Point, GA; a brother-in-law, Maner Ellenberg and his wife Marjorie of Siloam, GA; a number of nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Union Point with Rev. Bert Mathews and Rev. Hal Burke officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Keith Ellenberg, Mark Ellenberg, John Ellenberg, Eric Ellenberg, George Windate, Jim Finch, Henry Lovin and Jack Cathey. Serving as an honorary pallbearer will be Evans Acree, a very special friend. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday night at Callaway Funeral Home in Union Point. The family requests that any memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, 714 Park Avenue, Union Point, GA 30669. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street., Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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William Poole
   Posted Wed September 02, 2009
My condolences to Marjorie and Manor.

Lem and Sandy Clark
   Posted Wed September 02, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Steven Smith
   Posted Wed September 02, 2009
To Mary and Harold, I was saddened to learn of the loss of your brother Olin. Mary, I hope you take comfort that he is home with his wife and that he has lived a righteous life. I pray you and Harold are well, as I think fondly of you often. Your friend, Steven

bertha turner
   Posted Wed September 02, 2009
so sorry about olin. he was a riend to everyone may god be with you love bertha sara dreyer

Laura Stewart
   Posted Wed September 02, 2009
May God give you comfort in your time of grief. I will certainly miss him at church and also the nursing home. He was fun to be around.

Phyllis Vaughn Bailey
   Posted Fri September 04, 2009
Miss Mary, I am thinking of you and your family during this time of loss of your brother. You continue to be in my prayers. Phyllis Vaughn Bailey

Charles Bryan
   Posted Sat September 05, 2009
Worked many years @ Chipman Union with Mr. Olin and enjoyed working with him. Prayers to the family.

Kay Ellenberg McClendon
   Posted Thu September 24, 2009
You were like a grandfather to me. So special, funny, kind, easy-going. I love you and miss you!