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Ollie Mae Griffin

June 11, 1912 to Oct. 26, 2006

Ollie Mae Griffin, 94, of Autumn Care of Drexel, formerly of Oakland Avenue in Drexel, NC, died Thursday, October 26, 2006 at the nursing home. Born June 11, 1912 in Burke County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Charles Garrison and Fannie Mae Bollinger Garrison. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Garland Griffin; three brothers, Forrest, Sherrill, and Frank Garrison; and three sisters, Lula Griffin, Myrtle Ramsey; and Edna LaFone. Mrs. Griffin owned and operated Ollie’s Beauty Shop in Drexel. She was a member of Morganton First Church of God where she was the church historian and a member of the choir.

Ollie is survived by her son, William Michael Griffin and wife, Barbara S., of Birmingham, AL; a daughter, Rita Kay Campbell and husband, Michael, of Manchester, MA; a sister, Cleo Garrison Sebastian of Sante Fe, NM; four grandchildren, Garrett Griffin of Birmingham, Suzanne Griffin of Birmingham, Patrick Campbell of New York, NY, and Sarah Groundrey of Gloucester, MA; and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 29, 2006 at the Morganton First Church of God with Reverends Don Smith and Terry McGarrity officiating. Burial will follow in the Burke Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Burke Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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