Kathy Jo Griffin

January 5, 1956April 29, 2021

Kathy Jo Huff Griffin, age 65 of Nashville and formerly of St. Augustine, Florida, departed this life on April 29, 2021. Kathy was born on January 5, 1956 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Kathy is survived by the love of her life, husband, George O. Griffin, II of Nashville, Tennessee; step-daughter, Hope and her husband Joe Denes also of Nashville, siblings Susan Lee and husband Peter Brockmann of Lake Wales, Florida; Bill Huff and fiancée, Teresa Evans of Sterling, Virginia and Martha and husband Jeff Watson of Virginia Beach, Virginia; her nieces and nephews, Christopher Lee, Angelina Mujica, Nadia Huff, Justin Watson and Corey Watson; and step-grandchildren Frank and Wilder; also survived by her grand nephews Julian and Mateo Mujica.

She was proceeded in death by father, William P. Huff III, and mother, Aileen Cunningham Culpeper. Kathy was a free spirit who enjoyed playing and seeing live music and excelled in a long and successful career as a cosmetologist. Family was very important to Kathy; always wanting to be present for her nieces and nephews, and more recently adoring her grandchildren through her marriage to George. Kathy started her career in cosmetology at an early age, right out of high school. She worked at several shops in Virginia, Florida, Oregon and Tennessee, as well as owning her own businesses on two separate occasions. After many years in Big Pine Key, Florida, Kathy settled in St. Augustine where she took pride in being a single home owner. Kathy loved all genres of music, it uplifted her soul. A favorite quote was, “Music is the way of life, calms the mind and lifts the spirit.” Kathy enjoyed playing the acoustic guitar and loved both classic and alternative rock. Some of her favorite artists were, Tom Petty, the Moody Blues, The Allman Betts Band, Government Mule, and Elton John. She enjoyed picking up her guitar and just playing along to whatever song was on her mind or on the radio. Kathy finally achieved her dream of true love when she met George through a mutual friend. They kindled their relationship long distance and decided to move Kathy to Nashville in 2018. When George proposed to Kathy, the engagement was appropriately sealed with a new Taylor guitar. Kathy loved her fur babies, especially cats, all her life. When she met George, her love eventually extended to a rescue dog they both adopted. She even made the dog frozen dog popsicles. Kathy’s gentle and loving spirit was always full of laughter and music. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from one until two o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, Mary 22, 2021 at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at two o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, May 22, 2021 in Lindsley Hall of Mount Olivet will be streamed live on our Facebook page. Funeral Home, with a private inurnment scheduled at a later time.

For those who would like to make a donation in honor of Kathy, we request donations be made to the Nashville Humane Association, who link is below. Please take a moment to share your fondest memory of Kathy or offer condolences to the family, on our website:


22 May

Gathering of Family and Friends

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Mount Olivet Funeral Home

Lindsley Hall

1101 Lebanon Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37210

22 May

A Celebration of Life Service

2:00 pm

Mount Olivet Funeral Home

Lindsley Hall

1101 Lebanon Pike
Nashville, TN 37210


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Deborah Spears

May 8, 2021

I am so sad to lose a great hairdresser and wonderful friend. Kathy was the one who alerted me to the potential skin cancer on my scalp and she was absolutely correct! Saved me from a more serious issue! I will forever be grateful that I knew her. I only wish it could have been for a longer time.

Michele Huff

May 6, 2021


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My condolences to Kathy's husband, family and friends.

LeeAnn Balletto

May 4, 2021

Kathy will be so very missed by my daughter Valerie & me. The world is not the same without her warm bright smile. Our sincerest sympathy to George & all of her family. She always spoke of you with so much love & we enjoyed sharing funny family stories, pet stories, & cooking tips. I gave Kathy our pupsicle recipe & heard often how well like they were. I know she loved you all with her whole heart. George - she was so happy & proud to be your wife. Praying you all find comfort in the many wonderful memories you have. LeeAnn, Glenn & Valerie

Michelle Foreman

May 2, 2021

The Foreman family sends our deepest condolences.

Kathy was a special person-not just our hairdresser. She took a personal interest in me and my daughter, who absolutely LOVED and looked forward to seeing Kathy. Kathy made my daughter feel like such an important and beautiful little girl. Kathy would talk about her family and grandchildren with such adoring love and affection, and loved sharing pictures with us. She was such a wonderful and beautiful person herself, and will be sorely missed.

The Griffin family will be in our hearts and prayers.

Lydia Elmore

May 1, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. George , Kathy thought the world of you . She was such a sweet person . I will miss her . She was not just my hairstylist but my friend . She was so kind and easy to talk to . I am praying for you and your family for peace . Lydia Elmore