Kenneth "Thomas" Griffin

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Kenneth "Thomas" Griffin, a resident of Berryville, was born Dec. 1, 1927 in Thomasville, Ga., a son of William G. and Annie L. (Walton) Griffin. He died on July 27 in Eureka Springs at the age of 81.

Tom was a teacher and member of the Great Passion Play for 24 years. He attended the Valley View Baptist Church.

Tom is survived by wife, Margie (Palmer) Griffin of Berryville; two sons, William "Barry" Griffin of Berryville; Jason J. and wife Gris Griffin of Henderson, Nev.; one daughter, Beth Ann and husband Vince Broeker of Berryville; two sisters, Jewell Wilkerson of Chattahoochee, Fla.; Beatrice Griffin of Ochlocknee, Ga.; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Louise Dickey and his parents.

Funeral services were held on July 30 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel with Bro. David Kline officiating. Interment followed at the Berryville Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc.

Memorial donations may be sent to Elena M. Smith Foundation, PO Box 471, Eureka Springs, AR 72632 or Valley View Baptist Church, 6413 US62W, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. Online condolences may be sent to the family at