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Evelyn Faye Griggs

 *** Due to Inclement weather, the graveside service originally scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed until next Saturday, January 30th at 11:00 a.m.***

Evelyn Faye Griggs, age 74, of Murfreesboro, a native of Macon County, TN, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016.  Graveside services for Evelyn Griggs will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. from the Anderson & Son Memorial Park.  The family will have a Celebration of Life and covered dish meal directly after the graveside service at the Anderson & Son Funeral Home Social Building.  She was one of five children born to the late Woodrow and Louise (Cook) Owen.  She was married to Kenneth Griggs on December 23, 1967, who preceded her in death on July 29, 2005.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Owen and sister, Mary Lou Owen.  Evelyn was a member of Christiana Baptist Church. She was a wonderful caring woman, friend, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She worked at the Silk Mill for over 20 year and Borders Books Distribution Store.    She is survived by her children Melissa Griggs of Smyrna, GA and Clark Griggs of Christiana, TN; grandchildren Kenya Renner of Murfreesboro, TN, Kelsey Fletcher of Woodbury, TN; great-grandchild Ivery Burgess of Woodbury, TN; sister Helen Sutton and husband Larry Sutton of Red Boiling Springs, TN; brother Joe Owen and wife Rosie Owen of Lafayette, TN; sister in law Sandra Owen of Lafayette, TN and her nieces and nephews. The family has suggested donations be made to the American Cancer Society.   Those may be sent directly or given at the Anderson & Son Funeral Home at the time of the graveside service.

Arrangements by ANDERSON & SON FUNERAL HOME,Lafayette,  615-666-4011, www.andersonandsonfuneralhomes.com


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Sending love and lifting your family in prayer that you feel God's loving arms wrapped around you, comforting you, and that you may feel the peace only He can give.

The Eiseman Family Jan 30 2016 12:00 AM

Prayers for this sweet family as they mourn the loss of this SWEET Lady!

Matthew 5:4  Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."

Bauer Family Jan 29 2016 12:00 AM

I am very sad to hear about your loss. I fully believe that Mom's are angels on earth! Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for strength for this family.  God bless- Carna

Carna and Jason Joyner Jan 22 2016 12:00 AM

Melissa and family; I am hopeful that you are finding peace in your minds and heart at this very sad time. Evelyn was a special, wonderful woman, full of life, full of love and full of smiles and giving! She will be sorely missed by everyone who's lives she was a part of. I am thankful to have known her; I am thankful she is now held in the Lord's arms without pain. May all the thoughts and prayers for Evelyn also comfort you now and always!

Tebbe Reitz Jan 13 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. I did not know Ms. Griggs personally, but know Sandra. It sounds like she was a sweet lady.
Prayers for the entire family.
Renee'(Goodman) & Royce Belcher

Renee' Belcher Jan 11 2016 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow.For Melissa and Clark always remember this:

"Your Mother is always with you.She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street.She's the smell of certain foods you remember,flowers you pick,the fragrance of life itself.She's the cool hand on your brow when your not feeling well.She's your breath in the air on a cold winter's day.She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep,the colors of a rainbow,she is Christmas morning,Your mother lives inside your laughter.She's the place you came from,your first home,and she's the map you follow with every step you take.She's your first love.your first friend,even your first enemy,but nothing on earth can separate you not time,not space,not even death.

Ken and Deborah Renner Jan 10 2016 12:00 AM

Ron and I send our deepest sympathy to the Family and Friends. I worked with Evelyn at the Sill Mill. She was a wonderful and caring person. Kenneth was a distance cousin of mine. His mother and my mother were first cousins. The family is in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless

JoAnn and Ronald Birdwell Jan 10 2016 12:00 AM

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