September 15, 1915 – September 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, http://www.alz.org/, or P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011, in her name and in remembrance of her husband.
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