Maxine Griffin Fultz
September 27, 1930 – March 13, 2019
Mary Maxine Yates was born in September of 1930, to Leonard and Belle Yates in Kempner, TX. The fourth sibling of two sons and four daughters, Maxine grew up near Eldorado, OK, and attended school there. After graduation, she worked toward her Associate Degree in Art at Abilene Christian (College) University, where she married Eugene Dail Griffin on August 26, 1950.
They lived in Yuma, AZ, where Dail was stationed as PFC in the US Army, then moved to Lubbock, TX in 1953. They attended Colgate Church of Christ, then became charter members of Parkway Drive Church of Christ upon its establishment in 1956.
Maxine worked as an overflow classroom teacher at Roosevelt Rural School in the late ‘50’s and ‘60’s, and as a loved school librarian at Bozeman Elementary School in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s. Together with Dail, they owned and operated Griffin’s Vegetable Farm in the ‘70’s, and D&M Crafts in the ‘80’s. Maxine’s creativity was shown in her art, painting, calligraphy, sewing skills, and crafts. She made materials for and taught numerous children’s and ladies’ classes at Parkway Drive and for mission trips, and she and Dail did summer missionary work in Maine and in New York.
Loving children surviving Maxine are Carol Marie Griffin Givens (spouse Randy) of Cincinnati, OH; Donna Rose Griffin Canada (spouse Don) of Artesia, NM; and Larry Dail Griffin (spouse Jo) of Lubbock.
After Dail’s death in 1990, Maxine married David Vaughn Fultz in October of 1994, and they lived in Lubbock for 16 years. Maxine recently resided at Wilshire Place Assisted Living in Lubbock. Her grandchildren are Mary Givens Gould (spouse Brian), Anna Givens, Autumn Canada Rodriguez (spouse Jon), and she has two step-grandchildren, Don and Eric Canada, and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Othella Yates Reed of Columbia, MO, and Bertha Yates Jones of Clinton, OK; three step-children, Donna Fultz Veale, Beth Fultz Wiggains, and Dave Fultz, and their spouses, children and grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Maxine was also known as Mom and Grandma to many other young people throughout her life, like Elizabeth Turner (spouse Doc) and her children and grandchildren, as she shared her love with everyone.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, a sister, and both husbands. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Hospice agency of your choice.
- Leonard and Belle Yates, Parents
- 2 Brothers and a Sister, Siblings
- Eugene Dail Griffin and David Vaughn Fultz, Husbands
- Carol Marie Griffin Givens and husband, Randy, Donna Rose Griffin Canada and husband, Don, and Larry Dail Griffin and wife, Jo, Children
- Mary Givens Gould and husband, Brian, Anna Givens, Autumn Canada Rodriguez and husband, Jon, Grandchildren
- Don and Eric Canada, Step-grandchildren
- Othella Yates Reed and Bertha Yates Jones, Sisters
- Donna Fultz Beale, Beth Fultz Wiggains and David Fultz and their spouses, children and grandchildren, Step-children
Numerous nieces and nephews
Maxine was also known as Mom and Grandma to many other young people throughout her life, like Elizabeth Turner (spouse Doc) and her children and grandchildren, as she shared her love with everyone.
- Don Canada
- Damion Canada
- Ray Griffin
- Gary Jones
- Leland Mallett
- Paul Smith
- hopice agency of your choice
- Visitation Friday, March 15, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, March 16, 2019
Maxine Griffin Fultz
March 20, 2019
This lovely woman was so kind to Jim and me when we moved to Lubbock in 1991. While attending Parkway Drive Church of Christ, Maxine taught our daughter in Bible Class. She was always smiling and so welcoming and kind. She was involved in many aspects of the church and also with LCU. She will always bring a smile to our faces when we think of her. Her love for the Lord, the church and the lost will always be a great example to us. I am so thrilled for her to be enjoying her eternal reward. She would want each of us to consider our eternity and come to know Jesus Christ as Lord.