Brooks Griffin, 87, of Elaine, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 in Memphis, Tenn. Mr. Griffin was born Feb. 7, 1926 at Cypert to the late Frank Owens Griffin Sr. and Louise Mixon Griffin. He was a well-known farmer and a member of the Elaine Baptist Church.
Mr. Griffin served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a member of the Survivors Club as well as the American Legion.
Mr. Griffin leaves his wife, Anna Griffin of Elaine; three sons, David Brooks Griffin (Roxie) of Nashville, Tenn., John Harper (Bonnie) of Elaine and Bruce Harper (April) of Elaine; a daughter, Frances Jo Vondran (Danny) of Helena; 11 grandchildren, Brooke Christine, David Paul Hafer, Lisa Robbins, Tyler Griffin, Carlie Griffin, Blake Harper, Bradley Harper, Clay Harper, Casey Harper, Zack Harper and Katherine Norman; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Maureen Thomas of Fairfield Bay and Frances Ouso (Johnny) of Tucson, Ariz.; and two brothers, Frank Griffin Jr. (Lu) of Helena and Buron Griffin (Jewel) of Helena.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ruth Marie Griffin.
Funeral services for Brooks Griffin will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at the Elaine Baptist Church with Rev. Luke Watson officiating. Visitation will precede the service beginning at noon. Burial will be in Cypert Cemetery near Marvell.
Pallbearers are Curtis Crisp, Bobby Ashabranner, Paul Sellers, Smokey Campbell, Gary Inman, Billy Ussery, Phillip Howell and Terry Hill. Honorary pallbearers are Terry Brown, Clayton Zwerschke, Tommy Hayword, Marlyn Sandifer, Bo Corder, Craig Campbell and James Kilabrew
Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena (870) 572-2571. The Online guestbook is at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.