Jo Ann Williams Griffin, 85, of Wake Village, Texas, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in a local retirement center.

Mrs. Griffin was born Oct. 30, 1927, in Texarkana, Ark. She was retired from the city of Texarkana, Texas, and a member of Hardy Memorial United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Raymond Griffin in 2000; and one son, Glen Eugene Griffin in 1967.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Melanie Griffin of San Antonio; one daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Gary Turner of Mesquite, Texas; one stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Raymond and Lindola Griffin of Texarkana; one stepdaughter, Patricia Rogers of Texarkana; one sister, Emily Lockard of South Carolina; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Hillcrest Memorial Park with the Rev. Preston Greenwaldt officiating. Burial will be under direction of Texarkana Funeral Home, Texas.

Visitation will be 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hardy Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund, 6023 N. Kings Highway, Texarkana, TX 75503.

Online registration is at

texarkanafuneralhome.com.



Published: 11/07/2012