James Eugene Griffith

July 7, 1935November 7, 2018

James Eugene Griffith Age 83

Died November 7, 2018, at Sibley Hospital in Washington, DC. Jim had been ill with kidney disease and had begun dialysis in the hospital. The cause of death is listed as complications of Nephrotic Syndrome. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carol Friedley Griffith, and his brother John Griffith of Houston, TX. Two other siblings predeceased him. Jim was born to Boyce and Frances Griffith in LaFollette, TN, and graduated from the University of Tennessee. He worked as a consulting mechanical engineer for many years, and he and Carol lived in Chevy Chase DC for 50 years. They moved last year to Five Star senior residences on Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase MD. His body will be cremated, and no service is planned at this time. Jim's favorite local charity was Central Union Mission (, which does exemplary work with the homeless and hungry.


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Diddy Cox Alston Alston

December 2, 2018

Cousin “Wink” was one of my favorite memories. He was the son of a favorite fun-loving aunt, and he had the most mischievous, funny personalities that you just love to be around. Like most families do when loved ones pass on, we scattered to the four winds. His brother, Butch married in NC and the families all converged on our house. All the Griffiths in one place and we had a ball. The Cox house rang out with laughter for days. Wink and Carole were there, with Wink teasing us kids the whole time. Carol, we would like to keep in touch because, well, you’re our cousin and we love you, too. Love, Diddy Cox Alston, High Point, NC.