Weyman O. Griffin, 80, of Hiawassee and Baldwin, died Sunday, May 15, 2011, following an extended illness.
Born in Homer on January 15, 1931, he was the son of the late Buray B. and Fannie Mae Brewer Griffin. He lived most of his life in Habersham and Banks County. He was a 1956 Honor graduate from John A. Gupton College of Funeral Service in Nashville, Tenn. in 1956. Weyman and his wife Claudette faithfully served the community from 1957-1992 He also served as the Banks County Coroner. Master Sergeant Griffin faithfully served his country during the Korean War, where he received the Purple Heart for injuries received in battle. He was a member of the Union Hill United Methodist Church, Cornelia Masonic Lodge #92, Scottish Rite Valley of Atlanta and Yaarab Shrine Temple. Weyman dearly loved his wife of 55 years, Claudette, and his family and friends, with whom he loved to fish. Mr. Griffin was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas B. Griffin who also was a funeral director, having owned Daniels Funeral Home in Rome.
Survivors include his wife, Claudette B. Griffin of Hiawassee and Baldwin; son & daughter-in-law, Weyman Matthew and Tammy R. Griffin of Hiawassee; daughter and son-in-law, Weyna Dee and Michael Sands of Homer; grandchildren, Jason, Nicholas, Mitchell, Marie, Michael, Joseph, Brittany, Andrew; great-grandchildren, Chase, Zack, Grant and Autumn.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart with Charles Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in the VFW Memorial Gardens with full military honors provided by the Habersham County American Legion Post #84, Grant Reeves VFW Post #7720 and the Rabun County DAV Chapter #15. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 16.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia is in charge of arrangements.