The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 8, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, June 8, 2013



Allen Wayne Griffy

Allen Wayne Griffy, 72, of Naoma, passed away Thursday morning, June 6, 2013, at Bower’s Hospice House following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born April 30, 1941, he was the son of the late Marie Jeffrey and Frank Griffy. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Judy (Turner) Griffy, a sister, Hattie Bailey, and a half-brother, Jim Griffy. He was also preceded in death by two sets of foster parents, the Allens and the Millers.

He was a retired coal miner from Harris #1 in Boone County and proud member of the United Mine Workers of America. He also served as a private in the Marine Corps in the 1960’s. He was very proud of his time spent serving the country. He also prided himself on his time in the coal mines, his country music knowledge, and his love of classic cars.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving daughter, Beverly (Griffy) Fulk, who stayed with him constantly as he battled cancer, and husband Johnny, of Mount Hope; son, Allen Griffy, of Rock Creek; three grandchildren, Felecia (Cook) Smith and husband, Steven, of Mount Hope, Zachary Cook and Joshua Griffy, both of Naoma; one great-grandchild, Kevin Smith, of Mount Hope; a brother, Robert Barker, of Ripley, W.Va.; a half-brother, Randall Russell, of Newfoundland.

Services will be held at Delbert Freewill Baptist Church in Naoma, on  Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 2 p.m., with the Revs. David Cook and Danny Gilfilen officiating. Singing will be the Brown Family.

Visitation will begin two hours prior to the service. The American Legion Post #32, Beckley, will provide a military graveside rites immediately following the service. Burial will follow at the Cook Cemetery, Naoma.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to thank the Bower’s Hospice House of Beckley, and the wonderful staff employed there for the outstanding care provided to both Allen Griffy, and his wife Judy, as they battled cancer. Enough good cannot be said about the high quality of care they received.

Armstrong Funeral Home of Whitesville, is serving the family.

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