Elton "Griff" B. Griffin

November 14, 1941May 13, 2019

Elton B. "Griff" Griffin, age 77, of Gardendale, Alabama passed away on Monday May 13, 2019. Elton was born November 14, 1941. Griff was a long time member and building superintendent at Gardendale First Baptist Church and was very proud to be a House Parent for the Baptist Childrens Home over the past 17 years, he felt blessed to be a part of each of the young men lives and felt as if they were his own children. He was also an avid Alabama fan and loved to watch the Crimson Tide # R.T.R. He served as a fomer deacon at Tarrant Heights Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his parents Elbert Brice Griffin and Cena Ensley Griffin, his siblings Shirley Handley and Aubry Griffin. Survived by his devoted wife of 55 years Gail Griffin, several nephews, one niece and a host of friends.

A celebration of life visitation for Elton will be held Friday, May 17, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Gardendale First Baptist Church - North Campus, 316 Mountain Crest Parkway, Gardendale, AL 35071. A celebration of life service will occur Friday, May 17, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 316 Mountain Crest Parkway, Gardendale, AL 35071. A burial will occur at Moncrief Cemetery, Gardendale, Alabama.

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  • Celebration of Life Visitation Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, May 17, 2019


Elton "Griff" B. Griffin

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May 16, 2019

He was a great man and he cared about everyone he was very nice and sweet and dearly will be missed he was very funny and he was a great husband and kid to his parents we was a good uncle