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Obituaries, week of July 23: Griffith, Rock

Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 3:53 pm



Barbara Jeanne Griffith, 52, of Hague, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014. She was a retired factory and bindery worker for Graphics Communication, and an avid animal lover. Barbara was the daughter of Marvin Lucas, and Patricia Neagle Lucas Davis.

She is survived by her husband, Edgar J. Griffith III; son, Edgar J. Griffith IV; brother, Charles Lucas; sister, Anita Griffith (Benjamin); mother-in-law, Margaret E. Griffith; brother-in-law, Robert Lee Griffith; sister-in-law, Debra Garner; aunt, Carol Pierpont; close friends, Lori Car and Greg and Diane Foster and family, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Welch Funeral Home-Montross Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Mobility Prosthetics and Orthotics, 4710 Harrison Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408.




Mrs. Alice B. Rock, aged 85, wife of the late Rev. Colie E. Rock and longtime resident of Erwin, North Carolina, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She was the daughter of the late Alvin and Lurean Burgess of Farnham and was preceded in death by her brother, Tyler Burgess.  She has one living brother, A.C. Burgess and his wife, Evelyn.  She is also survived by four sons and their wives, Colie E. Rock Jr. and Carolyn of Grand Rapids, MI, William Micah Rock and Roberta of Big Creek, KY., David Burgess Rock and Vicki of Los Angeles, CA and John Kevin Rock and Cathy of New Bern, NC; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; three nieces and one nephew.  A memorial service for family and friends will be held Saturday, August 2, 2014, at 1:00 pm at Coan Baptist Church in Heathsville.  Arrangements by Zaagman Memorial Chapel, 2800 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49546.