McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe

204 South Main Street, Monroe, NC


Annie Love Griffin

30 March, 193430 December, 2019

Annie Love Griffin, age 85, of Monroe, went home to be with the Lord on December 30, 2019.

She was born in Union County on March 30, 1934, daughter of the late Vann and Rosa Love. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Ernest G. Griffin; her daughter, Gail Privette; her five brothers, Brice, Charlie, Willard, Homer and Tommy; and by her four sisters, Maude, Christine, Ona and Daisy. Mrs. Griffin was a newspaper carrier for the Enquirer Journal and The Charlotte Observer for over 30 years.

Annie is survived by her three daughters, Robin O'keefe, Trudy Starnes (Toby) and Sherry Nash (Todd); her seven grandchildren, Gilbert, Chris, Brandon, Jason, Jeremy, Wesley and Vanna; five great-grandchildren, Taylor, Caylee, Lily, Peyton and Leighton and by her brother, Vann Love Jr.

Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Union County or to Monroe Rehabilitation Center. The family would like to thank the staff at Monroe Rehab and Hospice of Union County for their love and care.

The family will receive friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Thursday, January 2, 2020 at McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe. A graveside service will be held 2:00pm Friday, January 3, 2020 in Lakeland Memorial Park with Pastor Douglas Rumley and Pastor Caroll Anthony officiating. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is honored to serve the Griffin family.


  • Visitation Thursday, 2 January , 2020
  • Graveside Service Friday, 3 January , 2020


Annie Love Griffin

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Betty Hunt

January 3, 2020

Miss Annie was a special lady. Enjoyed our days that we sat beside each other in Sunday School class. She could put a smile on your face. May God give you the peace that only He can give. Thank you for the care shown to my sister, Joyce Dillingham, while at Autumn Care and Monroe Rehab. Prayers lifted for all.

Dianne Edwards

January 1, 2020

We enjoyed visiting with Mrs. Annie and her family at Autumn Care when she was in the room with my Mom, Annie Sue Mills. Condolences to her family and friends. She was such a sweet lady.

The Williams Family The Williams Family

December 31, 2019

So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Cherish the sweet memories you have of her. Prayers to you all.
Love, The Williams Family

Jerri Blanchard

December 31, 2019

Our love and thoughts are with this entire family. I’ll never forget the first time I met Annie. It was love at first sight! Annie’s independence amazed me - along with her wit always spoken with perfect timing. Her cooking was something I could only envy. Her love for her family was immense. I will always remember your sweet Mother and MawMaw. We are blessed to know all of you.
Heartfelt condolences,
Jerri and Tim
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