94 year old Lester Layne Griffin of Smithville died Wednesday. He was a native of Wilson County but lived most of his life in DeKalb County. He was a self employed businessman, a Shriner for more than 50 years and an active member of the First Baptist Church in Smithville. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Milton Cemetery. David Turner will officiate. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Hancock Griffin and his parents, Ballard and Mettie Cunningham Griffin. He is survived by his daughter, Lillian Griffin Knight of Murfreesboro. A brother, John Doyle Griffin of Watertown. A sister, Dara Griffin Shaver of Woodbridge, Virginia. Grandchildren, Ronnie and his wife Rosaline Knight, Randy and his wife Debbie Knight, and Ricky and his wife Phyllis Knight. Four great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren survive. Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home in Murfreesboro is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that memorials be made to Stones River Manor in lieu of flowers.
Lester Layne Griffin
Jul 5 2006