Clara Dee Banner Griffith, age 86 of Forest City died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at her residence. Dee was born September 18, 1930 in Burnsville, North Carolina and was a daughter of the late Edgar and Bessie Harris Banner. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Forest City and was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Charles L. Griffith in 2010.
Survivors include two sons, Charles H. "Chuck" Griffith of the home and Dr. Scott B. Griffith and wife, Stacey of Rutherfordton; two daughters, Teresa Chandler and husband, Ted of Burlington, NC and Dr. Dee Dee Bright and husband, Matt of Forest City; twelve grandchildren, Taylor and wife Amanda, Lee and wife Kristen, Laurie, David and Amanda Griffith; Trey, Clara, and Griffith Chandler; and South, Sawyer, Deecon, and Sullivan Bright. There are also two great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Edison Griffith.
Funeral services will be held at three o'clock Thursday in the First United Methodist Church of Forest City with Reverend Dr. Neil Haynes officiating. Visitation will follow the service at the church. Interment will be private for the family in the Cool Springs Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Chucks' Place, c/o Rutherford Life Services, 230 Fairground Road, Spindale, North Carolina 28160. The Padgett and King Mortuary is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com
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Dee was a sweet and wonderful person at our church. She attended a bible study at the same time I did and she spoke lovingly of her family during our participation. She will be missed by her church family and by the community. Prayers for all.
Submitted by Baxter and Sheila Carpenter on Apr 17 2017 01:35:46 PM
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Carlene lit a candle on Apr 17 2017 10:42:16 AM
Dee was the first person that visited us after moving here in 1966. She invited us to First United Methodist Church, and I am still a member there after all these years. Dee was a delight to know and a great Mom and grandmother as well as a great friend to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed in our community. Love and prayers to all the family.
Submitted by Carlene Adair on Apr 17 2017 10:41:42 AM
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