Minnie Alice Efird Griffin

Published 4:03 pm Friday, August 7, 2015

Minnie Alice Efird Griffin, 89, died Saturday July 4, 2015 after a few years of declining health.

She was born Oct. 5, 1925, in Davie County to the late Carl and Anna Belle Williams Efird. She graduated from Cool Spring High School, Cleveland,  and continued her education in business. She held high level business positions in her career including head bookkeeper of High Point Savings and Loan, High Point, bookkeeper for the City of High Point, director of finance for K-Mart Inc. of Tampa, Fla. and personnel director of Wonderknit Corp. of Mocksville.   After her retirement from Wonderknit, she was an Avon salesperson, and the past years of her life she spent running her farm on Mocksville Highway.  She had Perdue laying hens and enjoyed her farm life.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Richard Griffin, whom she married at the end of World War II on his return from duty in the US Navy; by a daughter, Barbara Jean Griffin Rudisel; her brothers, Lester and Herman Efird; and a sister, Ellen Fay Efird.

Survivors: a daughter, June Johnson and 3 grandchildren, Maria Howell, Justin and Christine Rudisel; 2 sisters, Lois E. James of Harmony and Elsie E. Brown (JW) of Mocksville; her sister-in-law, Carole Efird of Yadkinville; her cousin, Pat V. Ingram (Ed) of Mooresville; several nieces and nephews including Max James and Don Brown, and Pat Ingram, who care for her.

Memorial services were held on July 8 and burial followed in the Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Davie County. Pallbearers were Max James, Don Brown, Donnie Brown, Stephen Brown, Scott Efird and Gary Goodin.

Memorials: Salem UMC building fund, c/o Paul Shew, 1582 Davie Academy Rd., Mocksville; or the Landmark Church of God building fund, 2200 E. Broad St., Statesville, 28625.