Florene Edith (Boyd) Griggers

Born: Tue., Mar. 11, 1924
Died: Wed., Apr. 17, 2013


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 19, 2013
Location: Lyons Chapel

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Apr. 20, 2013
Location: Lyons Chapel

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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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Jim & Pam Boucher
   Posted Thu April 18, 2013
Larry: We would like to extend our sincere sympathy in the passing of your mother. Our prayers are with you, Debbie, and your family during this time of grief.

Carolyn Sheffield Berkner
   Posted Fri April 19, 2013
Debbie, So sorry for the loss of your mother-in-law.

Paul and Lori Brown
   Posted Fri April 19, 2013
Larry and Debbie,

Wanted you to know, you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

We pray that you find comfort in your time of sorrow.

Paul and Lori

karen spelman
   Posted Fri April 19, 2013

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Virgil Keen ~ Karen (Keen), Richard, Alison .

God Bless you Aunt Florene...your "Southern Hospitality" was second to none...your Love - Laughter and Spirit Will Live On Forever in the Hearts you have left behind. Virgil Keen ~ Karen (Keen), Richard, Alison & Bryan Spelman and Christine & Matthew Buchanan

Danny E. Peterman
   Posted Fri April 19, 2013
Dear Griggers Family,
Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of your beloved mother. Tollyan and I wish things were different to allow us to attend her funeral, regretfully circumstances involving my Mom will not allow us to be there. We pray here memory and unconditional love for her boys will help you in time to accept her passing and will provide you those special moments when her memory comes to your hearts.
Danny and Tollyan Peterman

Buddy and Colleen Williams
   Posted Sat April 20, 2013
Larry and Debbie We are thinking of you with love and prayers during this time. I know that it has been a rough week for both of you; the comfort is
there is no more suffering and we will see them again. God will comfort and
guide you through this time, time will heal and memories are there forever.
Love you two!

Joyce Keen-Heissner & Family
   Posted Sat April 20, 2013
Sincere Sorrow, the memories I have from childhood with Aunt Florene & Uncle JW & cousins, Johnny & Larry will always be cherished. I am so thankful for our GA Reunion 2yrs ago & meeting so many family members. May your Strength on this loss be from memories you have. Love & Hugs sent to you all.

Stewart's Employees
   Posted Sat April 20, 2013
We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the death of your mother. Prayers and healing are being sent to all of you in this time of loss.

Brigitta, Mark & Daniel Dove
   Posted Wed June 25, 2014
Dear Johnny & Family,
My folks and I were just reminiscing about our stay in Georgia and we thought bout y'all. A quick search led us to Ms. Florine's passing. Our heartfelt condolensces sent your way. Your momma was a sweet lady.
Best regards,
Daniel, brigitta & Mark

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