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 Edith Florene <I>Boyd</I> Griggers

Edith Florene Boyd Griggers

Toombs County, Georgia, USA
Death 17 Apr 2013 (aged 89)
Vidalia, Toombs County, Georgia, USA
Burial Vidalia, Toombs County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 110178306 · View Source
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Mrs. Edith Florene Boyd Griggers, age 89, of Lyons, Georgia died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia after an extended illness. She was a life long resident of Toombs County, having been born near Johnson's Corner on her family's farm. She graduated from Toombs Central High School in 1940. She worked as a bookkeeper for Griggers Motors with former husband J.W. Griggers and later kept books at Griggers Garage for her son Johnny until she retired.

She was a member of the Leck Strader Sunday School Class of the Lyons First United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary # 3563 of the VFW, a charter member of the Toombs Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, and a former member of the Women of the Moose. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Sherwood Boyd and Susie Hayslip Boyd, and siblings, Richard Halbert Boyd, Sr., Hazel Arlene Boyd Stein, and Doyle Sherwood Boyd.

Mrs. Griggers is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, James Ellis Boyd and wife Billie June; two sons and daughters-in-law, John William "Johnny" Griggers, Jr. and his wife Pam; and Larry Michael Griggers and his wife Debbie; six grandchildren, Peyton, Dottie, Autumn, Lori, Marti and Michael. Eight great grandchildren, John Peyton, Katherine, William, Jayden, Drew, Josh, Ellington and Blakely. Blended by love into Mrs. Griggers' family were two step-grandchildren, Pel Collins and Matt Butler and three great-grandchildren, Addison, Analyn & Adriel.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Jones-Stewart Funeral Home at 211 W. Liberty Ave, Lyons, GA with her pastor, Reverend Barry Giddens of the First United Methodist Church, presiding and her brother, Reverend James Boyd, Chaplain of Magnolia Manor of St. Simons Island, Georgia and St. Mary's, Georgia, reflecting upon her life and legacy. Active pallbearers: Michael Barone, Tim Collins, Michael Griggers, Peyton Griggers, Keith Loy, and Chris Swails. Honorary Pallbearers: Danny Coleman, Billy Yarbrough, the members of the Leck Strader Sundy School Class, and the members of Ladies Auxiliary # 3563 of the VFW. Burial will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6 PM till 8 PM. When not attending the funeral and reception, the family will be gathered at the residence of Johnny Griggers, 480 W. Oglethorpe Ave, Lyons, GA. Jones-Stewart Funeral Home of Lyons is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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  • Created by: Olivia Williamson Braddy
  • Added: 7 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 110178306
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edith Florene Boyd Griggers (11 Mar 1924–17 Apr 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110178306, citing Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Vidalia, Toombs County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Olivia Williamson Braddy (contributor 47128539) .