Clara Dee Banner Griffith, age 86 of Forest City died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at her residence. Dee was born September 18, 1930 in Burnsville, North Carolina and was a daughter of the late Edgar and Bessie Harris Banner. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Forest City and was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Charles L. Griffith in 2010.
Survivors include two sons, Charles H. "Chuck" Griffith of the home and Dr. Scott B. Griffith and wife, Stacey of Rutherfordton; two daughters, Teresa Chandler and husband, Ted of Burlington, NC and Dr. Dee Dee Bright and husband, Matt of Forest City; twelve grandchildren, Taylor and wife Amanda, Lee and wife Kristen, Laurie, David and Amanda Griffith; Trey, Clara, and Griffith Chandler; and South, Sawyer, Deecon, and Sullivan Bright. There are also two great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Edison Griffith.
Funeral services will be held at three o'clock Thursday in the First United Methodist Church of Forest City with Reverend Dr. Neil Haynes officiating. Visitation will follow the service at the church. Interment will be private for the family in the Cool Springs Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Chucks' Place, c/o Rutherford Life Services, 230 Fairground Road, Spindale, North Carolina 28160. The Padgett and King Mortuary is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com
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tommy hicks lit a candle on Apr 24 2017 07:56:31 AM
So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Sending prayers your way.
Submitted by Suzy Trunk Williams on Apr 21 2017 09:41:32 AM
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. May God send you peace and comfort
Submitted by Alicia & Scott Burnette on Apr 21 2017 08:12:56 AM
Thoughts & prayers are with your family.
Submitted by Debra Owens on Apr 20 2017 10:30:59 AM
So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for you all.
Submitted by Sharon Shell on Apr 20 2017 09:18:30 AM
Praying for you and your family. Steve and Linda McCurry
Submitted by Steve McCurry on Apr 19 2017 08:41:25 PM
Dee was a wonderful beautiful lady. Always smiling and gracious. My mother Clara Davis, played golf with her. My dad, Bill Davis, played golf with your dad Charles. May God bless you with understanding. May he strengthen you in the days ahead until the good memories bring back your smiles that your mother adored. With heartfelt sympathy
Submitted by Patricia Davis Roberts on Apr 18 2017 05:54:58 PM
Dee, Scott, and family, I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Sherry Higgins Curtis on Apr 18 2017 05:01:32 PM
Dee was one of the first people to welcome my family & I to the church. I will never forget her beautiful smile and how she loved her family! Her face just lit up when she talked about them. She was a lovely lady. Our thoughts & prayers go out to her family.
Submitted by Michelle Okpych on Apr 18 2017 02:58:17 PM
Very sorry for you loss. Thinking of you and your family during this time.
Submitted by Sandy & Connie on Apr 18 2017 10:02:43 AM
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