Ella Griffith

September 15, 1915September 9, 2017

Ella H. Griffith, age 101, of Shallotte, NC, formerly of Arlington, VA, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017. She was a joy to all who knew and loved her, and her beautiful smile and infectious laugh will be terribly missed. Ella was born at Macksville, WV on September 15, 1915, the eldest daughter of Solomon Baxter and Artie Miller Hedrick. She was married in 1948 to Andrew Claude Griffith and they celebrated 61 years of marriage prior to his death in 2009. She is survived by their daughter, Donna, and son-in-law Niels H. Kaas of Shallotte. In addition, she is survived by four grandchildren, Lisa Kaas, Niels Kaas Jr. (wife Renee’), Johnny Kaas, and Janet Pedersen (husband Jacob), twelve great-grandchildren, brother Hugh Hedrick of Ohio, and numerous other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, Claude, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, her parents, her brothers Roy, Hansel, Dice, Joe, Donnie, sisters Betty and Hazel, half-brother Guy, and half-sisters Mabel and Elizabeth. The family will receive friends on Friday, Sept. 15 at Arlington Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral service at Westover Baptist Church, 1125 Patrick Henry Drive, Arlington, VA on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at National Memorial Park in Falls Church, VA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association,, or P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011, in her name and in remembrance of her husband.


  • Visitation Friday, September 15, 2017
  • Visitation Friday, September 15, 2017
  • Visitation Saturday, September 16, 2017
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 16, 2017
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 16, 2017
  • Committal Service Saturday, September 16, 2017
  • Graveside Service Saturday, September 16, 2017

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Jack Stone

March 8, 2018

I remember Mrs. Griffith, and her husband Claude while I was growing up and attending Westover Baptist Church. Later, I would see both of them, quite often working in the yard in their Arlington, VA home where they lived next door to my cousin. A number of times, the Griffith's were companions with other WBC members when they visited Cacapon State Park in nearby West Virginia. Great folks, great Christians and a great life!


September 16, 2017

Peace and comfort to all.....

Brenda Baldwin

September 14, 2017

Aunt Ella was such a lovely person inside and out. I know she is with her loved ones in heaven giving them hugs and her beautiful smile.

Ruth and Brad Robenolt

September 13, 2017

Ella and Claude were the first people we met when we moved across the street from them in Arlington. They made us feel at home right away and Claude even cut our grass before we had a chance to move in. They were lovely friends and we have many wonderful memories of them both. They were very dear and special to us. We are so sorry for your loss and will keep Ella in our hearts forever.

September 13, 2017

May your family raise your eyes to our Heavenly Father as he will comfort you during this difficult time. Psalms 121:1,3