Thomas Eugene ‘Gene’ Griffith

Published 8:00 pm Thursday, May 17, 2012

Funeral services for Thomas Eugene “Gene” Griffith, of Brookhaven, are 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service, with burial in New Sight Cemetery.

     Visitation is Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

     Mr. Griffith, 81, died May 15, 2012, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. He was born in Mississippi on Dec. 1, 1930, to W.E. and Nannie Louise Griffith.

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     He was a chief engineer for Merchant Marines and member of New Sight Baptist Church and of the Brookhaven Masonic Lodge #241. Mr. Griffith served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

     Preceding him in death were his parents; granddaughter, Andrea Nicole Graves; and six siblings.

     Survivors are his wife, Minnie Evelyn Griffith; son, James Michael Griffith and wife, Sandy, of Bogue Chitto; daughters, Sandra Graves and husband, Dennis, of Brookhaven, and Jeannie Brown, of McComb; stepsons, Donald Maxie Douglas and wife, Vivian, of Brandon, Michael Paul Douglas, of Jackson, and Alex Tucker and wife, Sandra, of Brandon; stepdaughter, Theresa Ann Causey and husband, Robert, of Raymond; brothers, Lavon Griffith, of Alberta, Ala., Wayne Griffith, of Nederland, Texas, and Kenneth Griffith, of Sontag; sister, Louise Calendar, of Kenner, La.; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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