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Alice Lankford Griffith

May 31, 2019 - 06:00
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Nov. 25, 1928 – May 21, 2019

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Alice Lankford Griffith, age 90, of Athens, Tenn., formerly of the Bairdstown Community of Oglethorpe County, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Wills Memorial Hospital in Washington.

Funeral services were held on May 24 at McCommons Chapel, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, with Darrell Roth officiating. Interment followed in the Bairds Baptist Church Cemetery, 42 Bairdstown Loop, Union Point. Serving as pallbearers were Jerry Osborne, Danny Disharoon, Jerry Elkins, Jerry Caldwell, Ernie Guthrie and Jimmy Griffith.

Alice was born in Penfield on Nov. 25, 1928. She was the daughter of the late Carroll Harvey Lankford Sr. and Floria Burnette Lankford. On June 30, 1952, she married James Lawrence Griffith. During her working career, Alice worked as a seamstress for Wilkins Manufacturing Company and Almar Manufacturing Company. Later on she worked at Wilkins Big Ace. Being with family was most important, but Alice also enjoyed quilting, gardening and most anything outdoors. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Riceville, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Carroll Lankford Jr., Grover Lankford and Clarke Lankford; and sister, Lucille Epps.

In addition to her husband, James Lawrence Griffith of Athens, Tenn., she is survived by her daughter, Kathy Osborne (Jerry) of Athens, Tenn.; son, Tim Griffith of Lawrenceville; stepdaughter, Sandra Elkins (Jerry) Clarksville; brother, Samuel Terrell Lankford; sisters, Betty Elrod and Alice’s twin, Elizabeth Epps; grandchildren, Cindy, Jody, Dwaine and Jennifer; and five great-grandchildren.

McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, 706-453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.