Margaret Griffith

Age: 90
Address: Burnsville, North Carolina
Date of Death:  Saturday, March 1, 2014
Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home

Details: Margaret Griffith of Burnsville passed away Saturday, March 1st at Yancey House Assisted Living.
     A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Plato and Mary Young Banks, and the wife of Ben Griffith who died in 1990.  She was also preceded in death by a son:  Thomas M. Griffith, who died in 2009; a grandson:  Ben Griffith; and, siblings:  Esby, Grace, Clara, Wesley, Helen, Nell, Mary Martha, Ruth and Drate.  Margaret was an avid hiker and traveler.  She was a retired public school teacher with over 40 years of service.
     Surviving are a son:  John Griffith and wife, Sherry, of Swannanoa; grandchildren:  Brian, Chelsea and Clayton Griffith; several great grandchildren; and, a sister:  Frances Taylor of Burnsville.
     Burial will be at 10 AM Wednesday in Banks Cemetery on Bolens Creek.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday in Micaville Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member.  Rev. Scot Garland will officiate.
     The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 7:30 PM Tuesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.
     Memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714, or Micaville Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 73, Micaville, NC 28755.
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