Obituaries for January 2020

Frankston Area Obituaries — 1999-Present

Here are the obituaries posted for the current month from information provided courtesy of local and area funeral homes and published on their websites or those submitted by families. If an obituary is overlooked and it is desired that it be posted, please inform us at . Families may request changes or additions, if required. If you have an obituary for a person who has connections with someone or some family in the Frankston-Poynor-LaRue or Lake Palestine area that you want posted to this month or to the archives, and is not currently posted, please let us know at . Obituaries selected or submitted should follow a format which is essentially consistent with other obituaries posted here or by funeral homes and follow standard grammatical style. Through arrangements with funeral homes and/or the families, we will publish pictures with current obituaries. We will add pictures to archived obituaries from the print version of The Citizen newspaper prior to September 2019 when available. Pictures with archived obituaries posted after that will be added in cooperation with funeral homes or on requests from families.  As was the tradition of the Citizen newspaper, obituaries are published at no charge.

(Obituaries listed chronologically by date of death or funeral service.)

Elaine Henderson Griffin

Memorial services were scheduled for Elaine Henderson Griffin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston. She was laid to rest at Wofford Cemetery.

She passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the East Texas Hospice of Tyler.

She was born Feb. 15, 1934 in Frankston.

She is preceded in death by her parents the late Rev. Lector Henderson and wife Mae; and sisters, Maxine Wheeler and Frankie Buchanan.

Elaine, having been the daughter of a minister and married a minister, was very active in Christian Ministry for most of her life. She and her husband Rev. Griffin recently retired from pastoral ministry which spanned 68 years at churches in Neches, Rusk, Bullard and Frankston. She was an excellent teacher of the word.

Elaine was a devoted Christian, a loving mother, a wonderful grandmother, a delightful and joyous wife and a loyal and true friend to many. She has left many wonderful memories and good examples to follow. She is now enjoying her eternal reward.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 68 years, Rev. Jessie Griffin; son, Michael Griffin and wife Tammy of Frankston; daughter, Lisa Michele Williams and husband Mark of Charlotte, NC. Her sister is Nelda Melton of Frankston and brothers, Harold Henderson and wife Betty of Emerald Bay and Ronald Henderson and wife Pat of Frankston. She is also survived by five grandchildren who brought great joy into her life: Caleb Griffin, Drew, Lauren, Bret and Luke Williams: numerous cousins and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jon Lundmark, Jaco Bosschaart, Richard Bussey, Johnnie Day, Kent Kalb and Mike Robison.

The family received friends on Friday evening, Jan. 24 from 5-7 p.m. at Autry Funeral Home, Frankston.

(Obituaries posted contain information posted by funeral homes and/or families. Families may request changes or additions, if appropriate or required.)

Elaine Henderson Griffin



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