McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


December 10, 2013

Wanda Marie Griffin

McALESTER — Wanda Marie Griffin, 90, of McAlester, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at her home.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Main and Oklahoma Church of Christ with Red Coleman and  Kevin Wright officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in McAlester. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service of McAlester.

Born Oct. 7, 1923, in Indianola, she was the daughter of Percy Orville and Nellie B. Womack Davenport. She attended Indianola schools and graduated from Indianola High School. She then married William E. Griffin in Okmulgee.

She worked as a hairdresser and a housewife and enjoyed working at her church.

She was a member of 2nd and Washington Church of Christ and then  Main and Oklahoma Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Griffin, of the home; one daughter, Kathye Griffin and her life partner, Betty Hughes, Reno, Texas; cousins, Betty Blevins, of Claremore, Jan Ostrom, Eureka, Calif., Doris Tencelaki, Clear Lake, Calif., Nellie Smith, Clear Lake, Richard Davenport, Port Hueneme, Calif., and Sammy Davenport, of McAlester; extended family, Jim and Bridget Paxton, of Atoka; daughters, Jennifer Clark and husband, Kelly, of Antlers, and Jamie Dyer and husband, Troy, Pottsboro, Texas, and great-grandchildren, Madison, Maylee, Morgan, Griffin, Reid and Mason.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Percy and Nellie Davenport.

Pallbearers will be Danny Bridgwater, Butch Lecrone, Clem Santine, Tim Maxcey, Red Coleman and Gary Kennedy.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Morgan, James Vercelli, Sam Snyder, Tom Patterson, Kermit Peters and Jerry Banker.

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