G. Allen Griffith, Sr

Born: Tue., Jun. 6, 1944
Died: Mon., Jun. 10, 2013

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George Allen Griffith, Sr., beloved husband, father and grandfather, died on Monday, June 10, 2013 at the age of 69 at Athens Regional Medical Center. He was born in Aiken, South Carolina on June 6, 1944, the son of the late John Lewis Griffith and Eunice Widner Griffith. He grew up and attended school in Jersey, Georgia and married the former Judith Sorrow, forty-four years ago on June 29th and had two children. He was a utility worker for the City of Union Point retiring three years ago. Allen was an active member of Bethesda Baptist Church serving as deacon. He loved deer hunting and tending to his farm animals. Allen was a good baseball player and dedicated many hours to umpiring little league games.

In addition to his wife Judy Griffith of Union Point, GA, Allen is survived by a daughter, Anne Rhoden and husband Eddie of Union Point, GA; a son, Al Griffith and wife Lisa of Cornelia, GA; a brother, Johnny Griffith of Monroe, GA; two grandchildren, Zeke and Eli Griffith; other relatives and many long time friends. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Donald Griffith and Tina Griffith Johnson.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethesda Baptist Church, 1560 Bethesda Church Road, Union Point, GA 30669 with Rev. Jim Olds officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are, Richard Cronic, David Cronic, Darrell Maxwell, Clinton Maxwell, Jeff Griffith and Bud Thornton. The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Callaway Funeral Home. 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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Donna Merritt and familyw
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
My kids, Dusty, Chris, Jessi, Tracey , and I are so very sorry to near about the passing of Allen. We really had very many years of his humor and fun times at ball fields in Greene County. He was a nice person and the BEST umpire in Greene County. He will be missed. Our sincere condolences. e

Krissy Lundy
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about Allen's passing. Your family will be in my prayers.

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
Dear Judy & Family, I was so sorry to hear about Allen. Just know that God is with you all and He will lead you through this time. You are in my prayers.

Melissa Meeks
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
So sorry to hear about Mr. Allen....the family is in my thoughts and prayers

Jim and Carol Olds
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
Judy and Family, You must know that we are feeling your void along with you; we have been away for awhile now but have always felt as though you were only a pnone call away, as of course you were for so many years. Carol and I will continue to pray for you, and if you need some space or away time, we're only 45 miles away!!!

Susan Higdon
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
Our hearts break as we prepare to lay our friend, Allen, to rest. Judy, Al, and Anne, please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Words can't express what his friendship means to us. We love you Allen, Mark and Susan

videtta rhodes
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
God be with you

kay smith
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
We are so sorry to hear about Allen. He was special to both of us. If there is anything we can do, please call us. Our prayers are with the entire family.

Bryan and Holly Young, Geraldine Lamar
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
To All of the Griffith family, We are sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Allen. He was a great man, and friend to anyone and everyone he met,he will be greatly missed. We are praying for y'all during this difficult time.

Charles Bryan
   Posted Wed June 12, 2013
Your family is in our prayers. Charles Bryan, Darryl & Lynn Kitchens, Dottie and Jessie Wray

Tim, Marie, Cassie and Kellie Burden
   Posted Wed June 12, 2013
We were so sorry to hear about Mr. Allen. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We will keep you all in our prayers in the days ahead.

Pete and Tracy Finch
   Posted Wed June 12, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Allen's passing. He was such a good and kind man. He was a great volunteer fireman also. We are keeping your family in our prayers.

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Wed June 12, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jack Chandler
   Posted Thu June 13, 2013
Sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed talking to Mr. Al about hunting and animals when I lived in Union Point. May God's Holy Spirit comfort you along with your memories, In Jesus, Jack