Gail Goodwin Griggs (1935 - 2018)

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Gail Goodwin Griggs died early Saturday morning, March 24, 2018, surrounded by a host of family, slipped from this world. Gail was born in Birmingham, Alabama on March 10, 1935. She graduated from Marianna High School, Chipola College, The University of West Florida, and Valdosta State College. Gail taught both elementary and high school and served as principal of Tift County High School for many years. In 1997, after retiring, she and her husband, Dr. Eddie M. Griggs moved to Silver Lake near Marianna to be closer to the children. Some other realm is much richer and this one much poorer indeed, due to this loss. She loved everyone and was always glad to help anyone. She never complained about life's bumps and bruises. She will be missed beyond measure and her life will seldom come this way again.

She is preceded in death by her mother, father and brother.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Eddie M. Griggs; two sons, Alan and Michael Braxton; one daughter, Bunny and son-in-law, Butch Odom; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Carolyn Goodwin; step- daughter, Gayle Marie Griggs-Kurian; grandchildren, April Allday and husband, Joe, Natasha Phillips and husband, Ken, Ben Odom and wife, Amanda; great grandchildren, Beau and Juilet Allday, Audra and Tret Phillips, and Elanore and Oliver Odom, all of Marianna.

Service of remembrance were held at 2 p.m.Thursday, March 29, 2018 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox chapel. Family received friends one hour prior to services. Memorialization was by cremation with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

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Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Apr. 4, 2018
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