Mrs. Ruby Hawkins Griffin, age 89, (known to everyone as Mema) was born on March 25, 1929 to the late Clure and Nettie Hawkins. She went to be with her Lord on July 9, 2018.
She was a very long-time resident of the Belk Community of DeKalb County and lived the last few years in Rock Island.
Preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Clifton Griffin; one daughter, Jo Nell Hall; grandson, Steve Davis; brother, James Hawkins; and sons-in-law, Dan Griffin and Danny Davis.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 12 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home with burial to follow at the New Union Cemetery. Jason Brown and Trent Kell will officiate. Visitation with the Griffin family will be held on Wednesday at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home from 2 until 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m.
Survivors include daughters, Earlene Griffin of McMinnville, Maxine Davis of Hillsboro, and Penny and David Hankal and Lorie and Tim Wilcher of Rock Island. Seven grandchildren, Susan and Jeff Abbott, Stephanie and Scott Whitson, Joseph and April Hall, Sara Wilcher and Alex Saylor, Morgan and Shawnacey Wilcher, Taylor and Morgan Hankal, and Kristen and Zack Rowland. Fourteen great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. Two sisters, Opal Barlow of Sparta and Agnes Hutson of Doyle. A host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends also survive.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.