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Name of Deceased: Cora P. Gallup
Newspaper: The Centralia Fireside Guard
Date: July 28, 1982
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Cora Parks Gallup, age 94, died at the Boone Retirement Center, Columbia, Wednesday, July 21, where she had been a patient for about 10 years.  Mrs. Gallup was born September 5, 1887 to the late Columbua A. and Lela L. Kanatzer Parks in Boone County, Missouri.  She was married to Joe Gallup, who preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by one son in infancy and one brother, Josh Parks.  She is survived by one sister-in-law, Mrs. Josh Parks, Centralia: one sister, Mrs. Violet Joplin, Dallas, Texas:  three nieces, Elaine Joplin, Dallas, Mrs. Eugene (Louise) Smith, Harrisonville, Missouri and Mrs. Anna Mae Prior of Riverside, California and a number of nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Gallup lived in Kansas City for a few years then returned to retire and make her home near her brother, Josh Parks, Centralia.  Funeral services were Saturday, July 24, 1:00 p.m. at the Meador & Son Chapel in Centralia with Dr. Edwin Burris of the First Baptist Church in Centralia officiating.  Burial was in the Macedonia Cemetery, north of Sturgeon, where Mr. Parks' property joined the cemetery and lived for 40 years.


Name of Deceased: Gracie Johnson Garrett
Newspaper: The Centralia Fireside Guard
Date: Feb. 22, 1973
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Willie Garrett, 73, died at the Boone County Hospital in Columbia on Feb, 14.  She had been a patient there for 10 days.  Mrs. Garrett, the former Gracie Johnson, was born in Callaway County on Oct. 16, 1900, the daughter of Albert Lee and May Iman Johnson.  She was married to Willie M. Garrett at Hallsville on Feb. 26, 1919.  Mrs. Garrett was a lifelong resident of this community and was a member of the Hickory Grove Christian Church south of Centralia.  Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Harvey Hayden of Centralia; one son, Willie Garrett of Thompson; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son.  Funeral services were conducted on Friday at the Fenton Funeral Chapel by Rev. Donald Mattson, pastor of the First Christian Church.  Burial was in the Glendale Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Pallbearers were William Hayden, Donald Dice, StephenGarrett, Jack Roberts and Russell Johnson.


Name of Deceased: Leona Marie Garrett
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Mar. 30, 2003
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Leona Marie Garrett, 74, of Centralia died Saturday, March 9, 2003, at Boone Hospital Center.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at Fenton Funeral Chapel in Centralia with Rev. Michael Perry officiating.  Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Centralia.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Mrs. Garrett was born Aug. 18, 1928, in Green Ridge to Robert E. and Rosa McKenzie Tilton.  On Aug. 18, 1945, she married Walter Garrett in Columbia, and he survives.   She was manager of Sunset Gardens Apartment complex in Centralia form 1968 to 1989, she was owner of Mid-State Realty in Centralia.  She was a former employee of the MFA soybean plant in Mexico, Mo.  She was a graduate of Centralia High School.  Other survivors include two son, Stephen Garrett of Centralia and Gale Garrett of Columbia; a daughter, Katheryn Higgins of Centralia; and two grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Tilton and Leonard Tilton.


Name of Deceased: Walter Marion Garrett
Newspaper: The Mexico, Missouri, Ledger
Date: Nov. 8, 2010
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Walter Marion Garrett, 87 years of age of Centralia, died at Columbia, Nov. 5, 2010.  He was born July 3, 1923 in Centralia, the son of Willie and Gracie (Johnson) Garrett.  On Aug. 18, 1945 he was married to Leona Tilton and she preceded him in death March 29, 2003.  Mr. Garrett was a cement finisher and worked for 25 years for Reinhardt Conctruction Company as a superintendent and was self-employed as a farmer.  Survivors include three children, Steve Garrett, Centralia, Gale Garrett, Columbia, and Kathryn Higgins and husband Tom of Centralia; two grandchildren, Shannon Garrett and wife Jenny of Peoria, Ill., and Denise Garrett of St. Louis; two great-granddaughters, Samantha Garrett and Abigail Garrett.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Lucille Hayden.  Services will be held at Fenton Funeral Chapel, Centralia, on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.  Officiating will be Rev. Lon Hardy, Pastor, Parkview Christian Church, Centralia.  Interment will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens, Centralia.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Fenton Funeral Chapel, Centralia.  Those serving as pallbearers will be; Donnie Tilton, Thomas Wayne Patton, Jim Williams, John Hayden, Tom Grim and William Hayden.


Name of Deceased: Willie M. Garrett
Newspaper: The Centralia Fireside Guard
Date: June 25, 1975
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Willie M. Garrett, 76, died June 21, 10:25 p.m., at the Audrain Medical Center.  He formerly lived at 429 North Allen Street, Centralia.  Mr. Garrett was born September 6, 1898 in Boone County, son of James Robert and Mary Grisby Garrett.  On September 26, 1919 he married Gracie Johnson in Hallsville who died Feb. 14, 1973.  Mr. Garrett was a farmer and lived in the Thompson-Centralia area most of his lifetime.  He was a member of the Hickory Grove Christian Church.  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Harvey (Lucille) Hayden of Centralia; one son, Walter Garrett of Centralia; one sister, Mrs. Elsie Rodgers of Mexico; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  One son, three sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.  Services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday , June 24 at the Pickering Funeral Home in Centralia.  The Rev. Donald Mattson officiated at the service; burial was in Glendale Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. Chester Kuntz provided the organ music.  Pallbearers were William Hayden, Marion Hayden, Donald Dice, Stephen Garrett, Gale Garrett and Donald Eskew.


Name of Deceased: Drew Geisler
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: June 14, 1984

Obit: Drew Geisler, 11, of Columbia died Wednesday, June 13, 1984, at Boone Hospital Center.  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. David Smith officiating.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight at Memorial Funeral Home.   Born June 28, 1972, in Columbia to Terry and Rosemary Acton Geisler, Drew had graduated from sixth grade at Blue Ridge Elementary School.  He was a senior guide of the Royal Ranger Program and a member of First Assembly of God Church.  Surviving are his parents, Terry and Rosemary Geisler; a brother, Matthew Geisler; maternal grandparents, Harold and Mary Acton of Columbia; paternal grandparents, Andy and Ruth Geisler of Fulton; his great-grandmother, Rose Root of  Columbia; and several aunts and uncles.


Name of Deceased: Porter M. Gentry
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Nov. 5, 1982

Obit: Porter M. Gentry, 78, of Ashland died Nov. 4, 1982, at the University of Missouri-Columbia Hospital.  Services will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Burnett Funeral Home with Rev. Glenn Forman officiating.  Burial will be in Locust Grove Cemetery at Midway.  Friends my call after 7 p.m. today and until time for services at the funeral home.  A farmer, Mr. Gentry was born July 5, 1904, in Boone County to Richard T. and Martha Taylor Gentry and was a graduate of Columbia High School.  Before retirement, he was employed at the J. C. Penney Gurnsey Farm and the University of Missouri-Columbia Medical Center.  Mr. Gentry was a Worlad War II veteran serving with the U.S. Air Force in the South Pacific and was a member of the VFW.  Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Lillie) Burks of Columia, Mrs. Phillip (Elmina) Watson of Ashland, and Mrs. Harold (Daisy) Dudley of St. Charles; one brother, George Gentry of Kansas City; and several nieces and nephews.  Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death.


Name of Deceased: Goldie May George
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Aug. 3, 1990

Obit: Goldie May George, 64, of Hallsville died Sunday, July 29, 1990, at Baylor Medical Center in Ennis, Texas.  Mrs. George was born Sept. 9, 1925, in Centralia, to Everett Gilmore and Mary Ruth Noel Gilmore.  On May 8, 1944, she married Charles George in Hallsville, and he preceded her in death in 1987.  She attended school in Hallsville and was a member of the Church of God Holiness in Hallsville.  Survivors include on son, Roger George of Red Oak, Texas; one daughter, Karen Wade of Hallsville; one sister, Helen Wisdom of Centralia; three brothers, Fred Gilmore of Centralia, Charles Gilmore of LaPuente, Calif., and Howard Gilmore of Michigan, and five grandchildren.  Services were held in Ennis Texas.


Name of Deceased: Clarence Henry Gilbert
Newspaper: The Centralia Fireside Guard
Date: July 3, 1936
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Clarence Gilbert died in the Audrain County Hospital, Mexico Thursday morning, July 2, 1936 at about 7 o'clock, from an illness of pneumonia and injuries he received in a car accident Saturday.  Mr. Gilbert developed pneumonia Tuesday and on account of the seriousness of his injuries, he was unable to overcome the disease and succumbed with out regaining consciousness.  He was 32 years of age.  Deceased was born January 14, 1901 and is the son of John and Vallie Mockabee Gilbert.  In addition to his parents, he leaves one son, Bobbie, aged 10 years, three sisters, Mrs. J. O. Roberts, Miss Minnie Gilbert and Mrs. R. G. Blanton of Centralia.  He was educated in the Centralia schools and spent his entire life in and near this city.  Funeral arrangements have not been made as we go to press.


Name of Deceased: Ina Belle Johnson Gilbert
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Apr. 18, 1968
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Robert F. Gilbert, 62, of Route 7 died at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at Boone County Hospital, where she had been a patient for two and one-half weeks.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Parker's Chapel with Rev. Charles A. Parker officiating.  Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Noel Cunningham, John Miller, Don Selby, Raymond Saunders, Roger LaCasse and Robert Baker.  Friends may call at Parker's after noon Saturday.  Mrs. Gilbert, the former Miss Ina Belle Johnson, was born in Callaway County on Aug. 7, 1905, to Samuel C. Johnson and Belle Moreau Johnson.  She was married on Jan. 14, 1925.  Her husband survives.  Mrs. Gilbert was a member of the Methodist Church.  Survivors in addition to her husband include her mother of 700 N. Garth Ave.; three brothers, Christian Johnson of Route 6, Iven C. Johnson of 1510 Russell Blvd. S, and Edgar R. Johnson of Alton, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. James McDonnell of Route 4 and Mrs. Charles K. Quisenberry of Route 6; six nieces and three nephews.  Her father and one brother preceded her in death.


Name of Deceased: John H. Gilbert
Newspaper: The Centralia Fireside Guard
Date: Mar. 27, 1942
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: John H. Gilbert, born February 18, 1869, in Callaway County, son of the late Armstead and Mary Gilbert, died March 24, 1942, at the age of 73 years, one month and six days, following an illness of flu and pneumonia.  On December 10, 1894, he was married to Miss Vallee Mockabee.  He was employed as assistant janitor at the public school for the past thirty-two years.  He is survived by his widow, daughter, Minnie of the home, Mrs. R. G. Blanton.  Two children Clarence and Mrs. Jesse Roberts preceded him in death. a few years ago.  Also surviving are two grandchildren, Bobby Gilbert of the home and Mrs. Waren Duchesne of Mexico, one brother, Boone Gilbert of California, one sister, Mrs. Effie Watton of Oklahoma.  The funeral was conducted by the Rev. John A. Crutchfield at the Baptist church at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon.


Name of Deceased: Loretta M. Taake Gilbert
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Sept. 13, 1993
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Loretta M. Taake Gilbert, 78, of Columbia died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1993, at Boone Hospital Center.  Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Columbia with the Rev Michael Flanagan officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. with a wake at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Memorial Funeral Home.  Mrs. Gilbert was born Sept. 24, 1914, in O'Fallon.  On Sept. 4, 1937, she married Roger Gilbert and he survives.  She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, the Daughters of Isabella and a lifetime member of the Boone Hospital Center Volunteer Auxiliary.  Surviving along with her husband are three sons, Dennis Gilbert of Monroe City, Wayne Gilbert of O'Fallon and Roger Gilbert Jr., of Columbia; one daughter, Mary Ann Spalding of St. Charles; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  Memorials are suggested to the Arthritis Foundation.


Name of Deceased: Minnie Jane Gilbert
Newspaper: The Centralia Fireside Guard
Date: Jan. 12, 1967
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Funeral services for Miss Minnie Jane Gilbert were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Ballew Funeral Chapel.  Miss Gilbert, who would have been 70 years of age, Jan. 14 died Monday morning at the Campbell House, where she had been a patient since Dec. 16.  She was born in Callaway County Jan.14, 1897, the daughter of the late John Gilbert and Vallie Ettie Mockbee Gilbert.   Miss Gilbert had lived in Centralia most of her life and was a member of the Allen Street Methodist Church.  She was employed at the former Globe Hotel and in several restaurants in Centralia.  She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Vallie Gilbert, a sister, Mrs. Mayme Blanton, both of Centralia; one nephew Bob (J. C.) Gilbert, Mexico; a niece, Pauline Hemever, Roswell, New Mexico.  She was preceded in death by her father, a sister, Mrs. Lillian Roberts; and a brother Clarence Gilbert.  Pallbearers were Carson Blanton, Floyd Nichols, L. W. Yante, Henry Sander, Ralph West and V. D. Chase.  Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Ballew Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Thomas Adams, pastor of the Allen Street Methodist Church, officiating.  Mrs. John T. Lear, organist, furnished the music.  Burial was in the Centralia Cemetery with Ballew Funeral Service in charge of the arangements.


Name of Deceased: Robert F. Gilbert
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Feb. 14, 1977
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Robert F. Gilbert, Rt. 7, died at 10 p.m. yesterday at Boone County Hospital.  Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Parker's Chapel with the Rev. Charles Parker officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Mr. Gilbert was born July 20, 1902, in Boone County to Joseph Benjamin and Rosa McHenry Butcher Gilbert.  He was married to the former Ina Belle Johnson Jan. 14, 1925.  She preceded him in death April 17, 1968.  He is survived by a brother, G. W. Gilbert, 13 McBaine Ave. and several nieces and nephews.  Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.  Mr. Gilbert was a retired farmer.  Friends may call at Parker's Chapel from 3 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.


Name of Deceased: Benny Glen Gilpin, Sr
Newspaper: Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: 6-6-2012
Submitters Name: Joetta Lynn

Obit: enny Glen Gilpin, Sr., 71, of Columbia, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2009 at his home. He was born on April 20, 1938 in Columbia, the son of the late Elzy and Mildred (Hopkins Williamson) Gilpin. He was united in marriage to Joella June Crane on June 30, 1956 and she preceded him in death on December 26, 1994.
Survivors include his son, Benny Glen Gilpin, Jr., wife, Robin, of Sturgeon; daughters, Joetta June Lynn, husband, Dale, of Columbia and Cynthia Jean Zumalt, husband, Brian, of Ashland; daughter-in-law, Lisa Gilpin, Columbia; nine grandchildren, David Meyer, Russell Lynn, Christopher Meyer, Crystal Arellano, Ryan Lynn, Clayton Gilpin, Brandon Gilpin, Kalee Zumalt, Breanna Zumalt; seven great-grandchildren; and three brothers
He was also preceded in death by a son, Keith Ray Gilpin; three sisters; and four brothers.
Mr. Gilpin was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 1925.
Funeral service will be held at Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 12:00 p.m.. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.
Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1900 North Providence Road, Suite 105, Columbia, Missouri 65202


Name of Deceased: Ewing Glascock
Newspaper: Columbia Tribune
Date: May 3, 1983
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Ewing Glascock, 79, died May 1, 1983, at his home in Ashland.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bennett Funeral Home with Walace Johnson officiating.  Burial will be in Woodcrest Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m.  Wednesday at the funeral home.  Mr. Glascock was born March 2, 1904 in Boone County and married Opal Richardson, who preceded him in death May 6, 1978.  Surviving are two sons, George Donald Glascock and Larry Dean Glascock, both of St. Louis; three sisters, Mary Kenny, Mildred Harwell and Amy Presley; a brother, Lloyd Glascock of Columbia; and three grandchildren.


MRS. W. W. GOSLIN
Mrs. W. W. Goslin of near old Middletown, Boone County died March 12, 1906 age 75. She was mother of 11 children, 10 of whom survive her. Funeral at Friendship Church Tuesday. (She was a sister to Warren William Tucker -  Pauline L. Tucker)
(Columbia Missouri Herald, March 16, 1906. Contributed by Peggy Thompson)


Name of Deceased: Helen Marie Graves
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Sept. 11, 1984
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Helen Marie Graves, 75, of Columbia died Monday, Sept. 10, 1984, at Boone Hospital Center.  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Parker Funeral Chapel, Tenth and Walnut streets, with the Rev. Rob Fields officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Parker's, where a rosary will be said at 8 p.m.  Mrs. Graves was born May 19, 1909, in Columbia to William R. and Mary Elizabeth Bittle Griggs.  She married Johnnie E. Graves in May 1925, and he preceded her in death in 1972.  Mrs. Graves attended Columbia Public Schools, moved to Los Angeles in 1940 and returned to Columbia in 1971.  She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.  Surviving are two brothers, Leo and Owen Griggs of Columbia; three sisters, Mildred Pomie and Juanita Elder, both of Columbia and Margaret Fenton of Dyersberg, Tenn.; and two grandsons, Steve Graves of Columbia and Tracey Graves of Westminister, Calif.  She was also preceded in death by her son, Walter Eugene Graves, in 1964 and two brothers.


Name of Deceased: George William Griffin
Newspaper: Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: June 12, 1993, page 2A
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: George William Griffin, 76, of Centralia died Friday, June 11, 1993, at Pin Oaks Nursing Center in Mexico. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at the Fenton Funeral Chapel in Centralia with the Rev. Ed Varnum officiating. Burial Will be in East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Mexico, Mo. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral chapel. Mr. Griffin was born Jan. 25, 1917, in Guthrie to George Griffin and Mary Cundiff Griffin. He served in the Merchant Marines from December 1941 to August 1945. On March 20, 1937, he married Opal O'Donnell, and she survives. He was a retired electrician for the city of Centralia and had served for many years as alderman of Ward One. Surviving along with his wife are two sons, William Griffin of Mexico, Mo., and Darrell Griffin of Seymore, Ind.; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell Griffin and Harold Griffin. One son, Rodney Griffin, has been Missing in action since May 2, 1970. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.


Name of Deceased: Challes Griffiths
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Dec. 24, 1968
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Miss Challes Griffiths, 74, of 218 Loch Lane, died on arrival at Albuquerque, N. M. Monday afternoon.  She had left Columbia on Sunday to visit her cousin, Hillas Jones, in Albuquerque.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete.  The body will be at Parker's Funeral Chapel here.  Miss Griffiths was born in Callaway County, east of Stephens, on Aug. 19, 1894, to Cornelius Griffiths and Olivia Oldham Griffiths.  Miss Griffiths was a secretary at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture and retired several years ago.  Survivors include several cousins, including Miss Irene Oldham, with whom she lives.  A brother W. N. Griffiths preceded her in death.


Name of Deceased: Alfred Lemuel Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Aug. 31, 1969
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: A. Lemuel Griggs, 66, of 917 Tandy Ave., died at 6:30 p.m. at Boone County Hospital.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wesley Pulis of Prairie Grove Baptist Church officiating and the Rev. Fred Pulliam of Nashville Baptist Church assisting.  Burial will be in Nashville Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews of Mr. Griggs.  Friends may call at the funeral home after noon today.  Mr. Griggs was born June 16, 1903, the son of William R. and Elizabeth Bittle Griggs.  He was married to the former Lillian Crane on Sept. 3, 1927, and she survives.  A veteran of the well drilling business, he was co-owner of the Griggs and Fenton Drilling Company at the time of his death.  Survivors, in addition to his widow, include three daughters, Mrs. James Willis of 401 Sanford Ave., Mrs. Bob Caldwell of Fort Meyers, Fla., and Mrs. Eugene Morris of Northridge Trailer Court; four sons, A. D. Griggs of 506 Wilkes Blvd., Bruce Griggs of Route 2, Jerry Griggs of 917 Tandy Ave., and Danny Griggs of 4413 Rice Road; three brothers, Leo Griggs and Owen Griggs of Columbia and Hollis Griggs of Los Angeles, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Johnnie Graves of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Hugh Pomie, Mrs. Mrs. James Elder and Mrs. Harold Fenton, all of Columbia; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  a daughter preceded him in death.


Name of Deceased: Bessie Ellen Smith Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Dec. 10, 1968
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. John Richard Griggs, 85, 2309 Highland Drive, died at 8 p.m. Monday at Boone County Hospital after a long illness.  Funeral services will be at Parker's Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. J. Truman Quigley officiating.  Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be E. J. Winter, Gene Armstrong, Dale Griggs, Randy Griggs, William Anthony Griggs and Elvy South.  Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin Blackmore, Marvin Douglass, James Snell, Larry Sapp, Frank H. Fristoe, R. E. Miller, Cliff Turner and Charles Campbell.  The former Bessie Ellen Smith, Mrs. Griggs was born in Boone County Feb. 18, 1883, to John B. Smith and Frances Ellen Nichols Smith.  She married John Richard Griggs Oct. 31, 1900.  He died Jan. 26, 1964.  She was a lifetime resident of Boone County and was a member of Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church.  Survivors include a daughter Mrs. Mabel Armstrong, 1205 Jefferson St.; two sons Leon Gentry Griggs, 209 Forrest Ave. and John Richard Griggs, 2309 Lakeview Drive; a brother, Perry Clayton Smith, Boonville; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  A son, Omar Verdell Griggs died Dec. 9, 1966; another son, Norris Benton Griggs died in infancy.  Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.  Friends may call at Parker's after noon tomorrow.


Name of Deceased: Betty Louise Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Nov. 14, 2009
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Betty Louise Griggs, 76, of  Hallsville went to our Lord on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009.  Friends and family will be welcomed between 3 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia.  Funeral services will be held Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.  Born April 5, 1933, to Robert and Emma Tomlin in Boone County, Betty loved spending time with her family, fishing and searching for treasures at garage sales.  She is survived by her children, Terry Griggs of Billings, Mont., Carol Hefley of Dallas, and Denny Griggs of Hallsville, and Laura Reddick of Hallsville; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Larry Tomlin of Columbia.  She was preceded in death by her husband, A. D. Griggs; three brothers; and four sisters.  Memorials can be sent to Shriners Hospitals for Children.


Name of Deceased: Ethel W. Griggs
Newspaper: Fulton Sun-Gazette
Date: Jan. 12, 1967
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Funeral services for Mrs. John W. Griggs, Route 2, Columbia, who died today at the Boone County Hospital in Columbia, will be held at the Millers Creek Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday.  Mrs. Griggs had been a patient at the hospital in Columbia since Jan. 2 and has been in ill health for the past several years.  She was born in Callaway County on Jan. 9, 1889 and was the daughter of W. G. and Lucy Reed Foutz.  She was the former Ethel W. Foutz until her marriage on Feb. 23, 1910, to John W. Griggs.  She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Lescoe Lavy (SIC) and Mrs. Joe Adair, both of Route 5, Fulton, and Mrs. Clarence Corckett of Route 2 Coulmbia; one son, George W. Griggs of Route 3, Fulton; four grandsons; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. I Howison of Culver, Kan.; and Mrs. J. L. Knowles of Jefferson City; one brother, Henry Foutz of Columbia and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by one son in the military service and two brothers.  She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church at Hatton.  The Rev. W. Roy Pinson will officiate at the services with burial in the Millers Creek Church Cemetery.  The body will lie in state at the Parker's Chapel in Columbia until the time of services.


Name of Deceased: Hollis Riley Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: May 18, 1971
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Hollis Riley Griggs, 68, formerly of Columbia, died Sunday in his sleep in Los Angeles, Calif.  Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Owen Acton, Columbia, officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be nephews of the deceased.  Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. John Graves, 704 Clinkscales Road, Mrs. Harold Fenton, 609 Hardin St., Mrs. Hugh Pomie, 1506 Worley St., and Mrs. Jim Elder, 1401 Pearl Ave.; two brothers, Leo Griggs, 1805 Boyd Road, and Owen Griggs, Prathersville.  A brother, Lemuel Griggs, preceded him in death in August 1969.  Mr. Griggs was born July 3, 1902, in Columbia, the son of William R. and Mary E. Bittle Griggs.  Mr. Griggs has lived in California for the past 30 years.  He was a member of the Baptist Church.  Friends may call at Memorial Funeral Home until time for service.


Name of Deceased: Jerry Allen Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Aug. 3, 1979
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Jerry Allen Griggs, 36, of Route 1, Hartsburg, died Thursday afternoon at Boone County Hospital.  He was born Nov. 5, 1942, the son of Lemuel and Lillian Crane Griggs.  He married Jacqueline Horn on July 19, 1974, in Columbia, and she survives.  Mr. Griggs was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, was formerly employed as a pressman at the Columbia Daily Tribune and was past president of the Pressman's Local No. 358.  Survivors other than his wife of the home include two sisters, Billie June Caldwell of North Port, Fla., and Mrs. Wanda Willis; three brothers, A. D. Griggs of Fort Meyers, Fla., Bruce Griggs of Columbia and Danny Griggs of Hallsville.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Loren Lucht officiating.  Burial will be in the Nashville Cemetery.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday at the Memorial Funeral Home


Name of Deceased: John Richard Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Jan 27, 1964
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: John Richard Griggs, 83, of 2309 Highland Drive, an engineer at the Municipal Water and Light Plant for 52 years, died at 5:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Boone County Hospital after an illness of six years.  Griggs was born in Boone County Sept. 1, 1880, to James Hiram Griggs and Kathryn Davidson Griggs.  He was married to the former Bessie Ellen Smith Oct. 31, 1900.  An infant son three sisters and a brother preceded him in death.  Survivors include his wife, three sons, John Richard Griggs Jr. of the home, Omar Verdell Griggs of 1406 Lakeview St. and Leon Gentry Griggs of 209 Forrest Ave; a daughter, Mabel Armstrong of 1205 Jefferson St; a sister, Annie Davis of Fulton; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow afternoon at Parker's Chapel with Rev. Jon W. Kirk of the Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be follow in Columbia Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Larry Sapp, Marvin Blackmore, Albert Turner, Marvin Douglass, James Snell and Austin F. Smith.  The body will be at Parker's until time for burial.


Name of Deceased: John Wayne Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Dec. 27, 1999
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: John Wayne Griggs, 60, of Columbia died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, at Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital.  A military memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at Parker Funeral Service with Jim Cunningham officiating.  Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Mr. Griggs was born Nov. 13, 1939, in Boone County to Omar and Lillian Anthony Griggs.  He was formrtly married to Rita Gygax, and she survives.  He had been employed as a welder for Simon Steel.  He was a member of the VFW Post No. 280 and lived his entire life in Boone County.  Survivors include two sons, David Griggs of Sturgeon and John Griggs Jr. of Springfield; a daughter, Rebecca Ann Griggs of Springfield; four brothers, Larry Ken Griggs and Omar Griggs, both of Columbia, Randy Griggs of Sturgeon and William Griggs of Madison; a sister, Romona Oliver of Hallsville; and one grandchild.  He was preceded in death by a brother.  Memorials are suggested to VFW Post No. 280, P.O. Box 1122, Columbia, Mo., 65202.


Name of Deceased: John Wesley Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Ded. 20, 1972
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: John Wesley Griggs, 85, Fulton, died yesterday afternoon at Boone County Hospital.  He had been ill a few weeks.  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Parker's Chapel by the Rev. John W. Foley, pastor of Millersburg Baptist Church..  Burial will be in Millers Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel until time for services.  Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Lescoe Long and Mrs. Joe Adair, both of Fulton, and Mrs. Clarence Crockett, Route2, Columbia; one son, George W. Griggs, Fulton; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Forsee and Mrs. Gertrude Long, both of Fulton; two grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.  Mr. Griggs was born in Boone County May 21, 1887 to George E. and Fannie Vemer Griggs.  He was a farmer and lived in Boone and Callaway County his entire life.  He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church at Hatton.  Mr. Griggs married the former Ethel Foutz Feb. 23, 1910 and she died Jan. 12, 1967.  Also preceding him in death were a son, three brothers and a sister


Name of Deceased: Kerby Lee Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Jan. 23, 1978
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Graveside services for Kerby Lee Griggs, who died at his home at 1406 Lakeview yesterday morning, will be at Memorial Park Cemetery at 2 p.m. today.  He was born in Columbia on Jan. 15, 1942 to Omar Verdell and Lillian Anthony Griggs.  Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Omar V. Griggs, a twin brother Larry Kent Griggs, and another brother, Omar Dale Griggs, all of the home; brothers, John Wayne Griggs of Kansas City, William Anthony Griggs of Chicago and Randy Verdell Griggs of Columbia; and a sister, Ramona Ellen Betz, also of Columbia.


Name of Deceased: Larry Kent Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Feb. 24, 2009
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Larry K. Griggs, 67, of Columbia passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at Parkside Manor.  No services are planned at this time.  Mr. Griggs was born Jan. 15, 1942, in Columbia to Omar and Lillian Anthony Griggs.  Survivors include two brothers, Omar D. Griggs and Randy Griggs, and a sister Ramona Oliver.  Arrangements made by Nilson Funeral Home.


Name of Deceased: Laura Lillian Crane Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Oct. 8, 1974
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Lemuel Griggs, 67, of 917 Tandy Ave., died at 11:45 a.m. yesterday at Boone County Hospital following an illness of serveral months.  Funeral services will be conducted  at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Nashville Baptist Church by the Rev. Don Snyder, pastor.  Burial will be in the Nashville Cemetery.  Friends may call at Memorial Funeral Home until the body is moved to the church for services.  Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Shirley Morris of 71 Northridge Trailer Court, Mrs. James Willis of Hallsville, Mrs. Robert Caldwell of Fort Meyers, Fla.; four sons, Bruce Griggs of 2516 Mallard Court, Danny Griggs of 406 Clinkscales Road, Jerry Griggs of Hartsburg, A. D. Griggs of Fort Meyers, Fla.; one brother, John A. Crane of Route 4, Columbia; 14 grandchildren and two greagrandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one daughter, three sisters and six brothers.  Mrs. Griggs was born May 29, 1907, in Boone County to the late Thomas and Nancy (Ealinar) Crane.  She was married Sapt. 3, 1927, to Lemuel Griggs who preceded her in death Aug. 29, 1969.  Pallbearers will be nephews of Mrs. Griggs.


Name of Deceased: Lemuel Bruce Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: May 8, 1995
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: L. Bruce Griggs, 62, of Columbia died Sunday, May 7, 1995, at Boone Hospital Center.  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Watts officiating.  Burial will be at Nashville Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at the funeral home.  Mr. Griggs was born on June 11, 1932, to Alfred Lemuel and Lillian Crane Griggs in Boone County.  He married Linda Shaw on March 18, 1995, and she survives.  He was fprmerly married to Marilyn Hicks of Columbia.  He served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict.  He owned and operated Bruce's Heating and Air conditioning for a number of years.  He served as a fire captian with the Columbia Fire Department until he retired in 1985.  He is survived by two sons, Michael Bruce Griggs and Timothy Neal Griggs, both of Columbia; two daughters, Melody Ann Roberts of St. Louis, and Heather Rae Griggs of Columbia; a brother, Danny Griggs of Hallsville; two sisters, Wanda Willis and Billie  June Caldwell, both of Hallsville; a step-son, Wesley P. Shaw of Columbia; three step-daughters, Veci Lynn Shaw of Columbia, Patricia Mae Shaw of St. Joseph, and Michelle Hope Shaw of Bentonville, Ark.; and seven grandchildren and a srep-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, and two sisters.  Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, Missouri Affiliate, 2600 I-70 Drive, N. W., P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, Mo., 65205-3638, or Cancer Research Center, 3501 Berrywood Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201.


Name of Deceased: Leo Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Oct. 21, 1994
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Leo Griggs, 76, of Columbia died Thursday, Oct. 20, 1994, at his home.  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Foley officiating.  Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at Memorial Funeral Home.  Mr. Griggs was born June 14, 1918, to William R. Griggs and Liza Bittle in Columbia.  He married Josie Keeling on Oct. 15, 1945, in Salem, Ark., and she survives.  He retired from Bill Barnhart Excavating in 1980.  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Larry Sapp of Columbia; a brother, Owen Griggs of Columbia; two sisters, Mildred Pomie of Columbia and Margaret Fenton of Dyersberg, Tenn.; and several grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.  Memorials are suggested to the Option Home Health Care, 3210 E. Pointe Dr. Columbia.


Name of Deceased: Leonard Samuel Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Sept. 2, 1954
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Funeral services for Leonard Samuel Griggs, 62, who died Tuesday at Boone County Hospital, will be held at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning at Parker's chapel, conducted by the Rev. Charles Parker, burial will be in Columbia Cemetery.  Mr. Griggs, who was a cook at the county jail, had been a patient at the hospital after suffering a paralytic stroke on Saturday.  Mr. Griggs was born in Boone County on July 28, 1892, to John Samuel and Barbara Ellen Cundiff Griggs and lived his entire life in the vicinity.  He was married to the former Lillie Skeen, 631 North Fourth Street.  Besides his wife, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Gertie Johnson, 1006 Jefferson Street; a step-son, Glen Skeen; two step-children, Patty and Larry Skeen; six nieces, Mrs. Ray Singleton, Kennewick, Wash., Mrs. William E. King, Route 2 Columbia, Mrs. John E. Anderson, Salina, Kan., Mrs. Guy King, 1006 Jefferson Street, Mrs. Delbert Morton, Route 6, and Mrs. Durwood Lee, Route 2; and two nephews, Leonard Franklin Johnson, Oklahoma City, and John Edward Johnson, 110 Jefferson Street.


Name of Deceased: Lillian L. Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Missourian
Date: Sept. 17, 1996
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Lillian L. Griggs of Columbia died Sunday, Sept. 15, 1996, at Boone Hospital Center.  She was 79.  Mrs. Griggs was born June19, 1917, in Boone County to Dorsey W. and Lena Belle Anthony.  She was a homemaker who lived her entire life in Boone County.  Mrs. Griggs married Omar V. Griggs on Aug. 11, 1934.  Visitation for Mrs. Griggs will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St.  Graveside services conducted by the Rev. John Foley, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 West.  Mrs Griggs is survived by five sons, Omar D. Griggs, John W. Griggs, and Larry Kent Griggs, all of Columbia, William A. Griggs of Madison and Randy V. Griggs of Sturgeon; a daughter, Ramona Oliver of Columbia; one brother, William Anthony of Hallsville; one sister, Margaret Garrett of Columbia; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Her husband, her parents and one son died earlier.


Name of Deceased: Louie Cline Griggs
Newspaper: Columbia Tribune
Date: May 3, 1983
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Louie Cline Griggs, 88, of 1607-A W. Worley St, died May 1, 1983, at Boone County Hospital Center.  Services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday at Burnett Funeral home in Ashland with the Rev. Loran MCCary officiating.  Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery.  Visitation is from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.  Mr. Griggs, a retired auto parts employee, was born Oct. 4, 1894, in Boone County to Hiram and Missouri Ellen Perkins Griggs.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bettie J. Hedderich of Columbia and May E. Coe of Worcester, Mass.; a brother, Shelby Griggs of Columbia; a sister, Hazel Foster of St. Ann, Mo.; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife and a son.


Name of Deceased: Louie Cline Griggs Jr.
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: Dec. 1, 1969
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: A former Columbian, the Rev. Lue C. Griggs Jr., 48, of Jefferson City, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday following a heart attack.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Union Hill Baptist Church north of Fulton.  Officiating at the services will be Dr. George S. Hixson of the Missouri Baptist Association and the Rev. G. Dale Norfolk of the Union Hill Baptist Church.  Burial will be in the New Salem Cemetery north of Ashland.  Born Sept. 6, 1920, he was the son of Louie C. and Lois Zumwalt Griggs.  He married Barbara Lape in February, 1943, in Columbia and she survives.  He was a draftsman at the Capitol City Water Co. in Jefferson City and was pastor of the Richland Baptist Church at McCreedie for three years.  He was a member of the Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra and was music director of the Boone and Callaway County Baptist Churches.  He graduated from Hickman High School, Tennessee Temple College in Chatanooga, Tenn., and the University of Missouri.  He had pastored churches in Columbia, Jefferson City and Fulton.  Survivors include his widow and two children, Becky and Stephen, of the home, Louis A. and Richard M. of Jefferson City and Frank stationed in Vietnam with the Marine Corps; a sister, Mrs. Stephen Hedderich, 604 Clinkscales Road, Columbia; his father of Jefferson City, and four grandchildren.  The body is at the Burnett Funeral Home in Ashland.


Name of Deceased: Lois Zumwalt Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Jan. 3, 1942
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Lois Zumwalt Griggs, wife of Louie C. Griggs, died yesterday afternoon of a complication of diseases at her home, 1609 Hinkson avenue.  Mrs. Griggs was born September 2, 1898, in Ashland and was a daughter of the late Albert Zumwalt.  Besides her husband, she leaves on son, L. C. Griggs, jr., and on daughter, Bettie Jean Griggs, of the home; two brothers, Hugh Zumwalt and Harry Zumwalt, of Wilton; and a number of other relatives.  Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Parker Memorial Chapel, and burial will take place in New Salem Cemetery at Ashland.


Name of Deceased: Mary Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Apr. 8, 1976
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Mary Griggs, who had been a patient at Columbia Gardens Retirement and Nursing Center, died yesterday afternoon at Columbia Regional Hospital.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Parker's Chapel by the Rev. W. C. Harris.  Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery.  Survivors include a son, Roy L. Griggs of Albuquerque, N.M., and two grandchildren.  Mrs. Griggs was born Nov. 21, 1889, in Boone County to Josiah and Louida Pierrat Jones.  She was married to James Harvey Griggs and he preceded her in death in 1928.  Mrs. Griggs was a member of Friendship Christian Church.


Name of Deceased: Mary Mable Scott Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Tribune
Date: May 20, 1970
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Jefferson City - Mrs. Louie C. Griggs, 71, of Jefferson City died early Wednesday morning at Memorial Hospital here after an illness of several years.  Funeral services are tentatively scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday at Burnett Funeral Home in Ashland with Rev. Robert Streeter of Cedar City officiating.  Burial will be in the New Salem Cemetery.  The former Mary Mabel Scott, was born in the Hannibal area on Sept. 30, 1898.  She married Louie C. Griggs on July 20, 1944, and he survives.  Other survivors include a daughter by a previous marriage, Mrs. Russell Coe of Worcester, Mass.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Stephen J. Hedderich, 604 Clinkscales Road, Columbia; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lou Griggs Jr. of Jefferson City, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  A son, Lou Griggs Jr., preceded her in death.  She was a member of the Cedar City Baptist Church.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday until time for services.


Name of Deceased: Nellie Ann Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Mar. 31, 1945
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Nellie Ann Griggs, 41, died at 1:15 o'clock this morning at her home, 1205 Paquin street, after being ill for a short time. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James I. Bradshaw of Rocheport. Her husband, Hollis Griggs, who has been employed in California, left for Columbia today. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs Griggs is survived by three sons, James R. Taylor, of the marine corps, Melvin Taylor of the navy and Austin Taylor of the army who is enroute overseas; three daughters, Mrs. Opal Skipper of Columbia, Miss Elizabeth Taylor of the home and Miss Lily Taylor of Columbia; three sisters, Mrs. Jack Smith of Columbia, Mrs. Alfred Perkins of Rocheport and Mrs. Warren Woods of Turner, Ore.; and four brothers, Jim Bradshaw of Rocheport, Paul Bradshaw of Kansas City, Lewis Bradshaw of Kansas City, and Franklin Bradshaw of the navy. The body will remain at Willett Funeral home. No funeral arrangements have been made. (note: she is buried in Goshen Cemetery, Hartsburg, Boone Co., MO)


Name of Deceased: Omar Dale Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: MAr. 22, 2009
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Omar Dale Griggs, 70, of Columbia died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at University Hospital.  Services will be at a later date.  Mr. Griggs was born Oct. 7, 1938, in Columbia to Omar V. and Lillian L. Anthony Griggs.  He worked at the nuclear plant in Reform and later worked for Central Concrete in Columbia for more than twenty years.  He is survived by his children, Curtis D. Griggs, Dale C. Griggs, Dalette C. Griggs and Dawn C. Wade, all of Columbia, and Deanna C. Fox of Overland Park, Kan.; grandchildren, KaSandra Griggs, Dale Griggs Jr., Kaitlyn Griggs, Cheryl Wade, Brent Sapp and Christopher Sapp, all of Columbia, and Teyonie Fox and Tristan Nguyen of Overland Park; brother, Randy Griggs of Columbia; sister, Ramona Oliver of Hallsville; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.


Name of Deceased: Omar V. Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Dec. 9, 1966
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Omar V. Griggs, 52, of 1406 Lakeview St., died shortly after arrival at Boone County Hospital at 12:45 a.m. today.  He was a 35 year veteran of the City Water and Light Department and at the time of his death was an operator-engineer.  Mr. Griggs was born in Boone County, May 1, 1914, to John Richard Griggs and Bessie Ellen Smith Griggs.  On Aug. 11, 1934, he was married to the former Lillian Anthony, who survives.  Other survivors are six sons, Omar Dale Griggs, 703 Garrett Drive; William Anthony Griggs, 1906 Gordon St.; John Wayne Griggs, Larry Kent Griggs, Kerby Lee Griggs and Randy Verdell Griggs, and a daughter, Ramona Ellen Griggs, all of the home; two grandsons, Curtis Griggs and Robert Carson Griggs; his mother, Mrs. John Richard Griggs, 2309 Highland Drive; a sister, Mabel Armstrong, 1205 Jefferson St.; and two brothers, Leon Gentry Griggs, 209 Forrest, and John Richard Griggs Jr., of 2309 Highland Drive.  Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Park Cemetery, with Rev. J. Thurman Quigley officiating.  Pallbearers will be Dorsey Anthony, William W. Anthony, Gene Armstrong, Harry Ballew, J. P. Anthony and Johnnie Anthony.  The body is at Parker's Chapel, where friends may call after noon Saturday.


Name of Deceased: Randy Verdell Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: June 28, 2010
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Randy Griggs, 61, of Columbia passed away Saturday, June 26, 2010, at University Hospital.  A memorial will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 3, in Wilton, at the boat ramp.  Randy was born Nov. 7, 1948, in Columbia to Omar and Lillian Griggs.  His parents preceded him in death.  Randy worked for the Central Missouri Food Bank in Columbia for six years.  He enjoyed traveling to auctions and also enjoyed collecting coins.  He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Nowlin of Columbia, six grandchildren, Jayson and Justin Bowers, Joshua Rhodes, and Mitchell, Madison and Megan Griggs; two great-grandchildren, Trinity and Zoey; and one sister, Ramona Oliver of Columbia.  He also was preceded in death by his five brothers, Omar D. Griggs, John W. Griggs, Larry Kent Griggs, Kirby Griggs, and William A. Griggs.


Name of Deceased: Sarah Jane Rose Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Herald
Date: Dec. 21, 1900
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Shelby Griggs, an old and highly respected citizen of Boone county, was killed by a horse, Sunday morning, December 6, 1900.  She had started with her two grandsons that morning on a visit to her daughter, near Columbia.  On the road, near Fisher farm, the front wheel of the buggy came off, frightening the old family horse, which immediately began kicking and running.  Mrs. Griggs was thrown from the buggy and received a kick on the head, from which she died in a short time afterward.  The two boys were not hurt.  Mrs. Griggs was a member of the Baptist church and had many friends.  She was widely known, having with her husband tended the Ashland toll gate for a number of years.


Name of Deceased: Shelby Smith Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Herald Statesman
Date: Mar. 6, 1903
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Shelby Griggs died February 25, 1903, at his home near McBaine, of pneumonia, at the age of 74.  He was a veteran of the civil war, having served in the confederate army and was a devout christian, a member of Salem church.


Name of Deceased: Shelby Smith Griggs
Newspaper: Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: July 16, 1985
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Shelby Smith Griggs, 86, of Columbia died Monday, July 15, 1985, at Columbia Regional Hospital.  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. A. A. Capron.  Burial will be in Dripping Springs Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.  Mr. Griggs, a self employed painter, was born Oct. 21, 1898, in Boone County to Hiram Gibson and Missouri Ellen Perkins Griggs.  He is survived by a son, Edward Eugene Griggs of Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, Virginia Sprague of Columbia; a sister, Hazel Foster of St. Ann; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Four brothers preceded him in death.


Name of Deceased: Stacy Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Apr. 16, 1985
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Stacy Griggs, 86, of Sturgeon died Monday, April 15, 1985, at Pin Oaks Adult Nursing Care in Mexico, MO., where he had been a patient a short time.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Meador and Son Chapel in Sturgeon.  The Rev. Weldon Foreman will officiate.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.  Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 9.  A Masonic service will be conducted at 7:30.  Born Nov. 9, 1898, in Boone County to John Redman and Nancy Cannon Griggs, he was a retired farmer and had lived in Sturgeon since 1976.  He married Bernice Smith in 1919, and she preceded him in death Jan. 9, 1961.  On Dec. 28, 1962, he married Flossie Belle Lewis White, and she survives.  Mr. Griggs was a member of Masonic Lodge Ancient Landmark Lodge 356 and the Harrisburg Baptist Church.  Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Mary) Tremaine of Harrisburg and Mrs. Kathryn Schnellin of Newberry Springs, Calif.; a brother, Charlie Griggs of Moberly; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 23 stepgrandchildren; and 28 stepgreat-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Fern Acton in July 1983; two brothers; five sisters and a grandson.


Name of Deceased: William Anthony Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Nov. 11, 2007
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: William Anthony Griggs, 62, of Columbia passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at the Bluffs.  Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Memorial Park Cemetery with visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home.  He was born March 26, 1945, in Columbia, the son of Omar and Lillian Anthony Griggs.  On Aug. 30, 1975, in Rolling Meadows, Ill., he was united in marriage to Judy Johnson, and she survives.  Mr. Griggs was a retired Illinois firefighter.  In addition to his wife Judy, survivors include his children, Robert Griggs of Marengo, Ill., Shannon Elles of Moberly and Patrick Griggs of Columbia; grandchildren, Melissa and Amy Griggs, Jay Sam and Ben Elles; sister, Ramona Oliver; and brothers, Dale Griggs, Randy Griggs and Kent Griggs.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, John and Kirby Griggs.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.


Name of Deceased: William Riley Griggs
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: July 1, 1952
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: W. R. Griggs - Funeral services for W. R. Griggs, who died unexpectedly at his home, 506 Clinkscales road, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Willett Funeral home. Elder Lloyd Sapp will officiate and burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. The body will remain at Willett Funeral Home.


Name of Deceased: Hazel Dean Johnson Gullatt
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune
Date: Oct. 14, 2000
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Hazel Dean Johnson Gullatt, 65, of Whitney, Texas, formerly of Columbia, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at her home.  Services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Chapel in Whitney with Allan Lane of the Fort Graham Baptist Church officiating.  Burial was in Hillcrest Garden of Memory near Hillssboro, Texas.  Mrs. Gullatt was born Jan. 29, 1935, in Columbia to Iven and Lila Ruth Nichols Johnson.  She married Vernon Gullatt on March 30, 1968, in Dallas, and he survives.  Mrs. Gullatt was a 1953 graduate of Hickman High School and had worked at MFA Insurance Cos, now Shelter Insurance, before moving to Texas.  Survivors also include her mother of Clifton , Texas.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, in care of Pat Adrean, 377 Carr, Hillsboro, Texas, 76645.

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