OZARK… Mrs. Jean Snell Griggs, a resident of Ozark, died early Thursday morning, November 25, 2021, at her home. She was 87.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, November 29, 2021, in the Echo United Methodist Church with Reverend Phil Craddock officiating and a eulogy to be given by Bill Ferguson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. Monday in the church sanctuary. Fuqua Bankston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to the Echo United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Linda Ward, 12066 Highway 27, Newville, Alabama 36353.
Mrs. Griggs, daughter of the late Horace Edgar Snell, Sr. and Ruby Spivey Snell, was a native of the Echo Community. She moved to Ozark in 2013 to be close to her sisters. Mrs. Griggs was retired from Vivian B. Adams School as a lunchroom worker. She enjoyed reading and listening to Southern Gospel music. Mrs. Griggs was a member of the Echo United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shelley Joe Griggs, Jr.; sister, Leota Miller; brothers, Horace Snell, Jr. and Michael Snell.
Surviving relatives include two daughters, Donna Grantham and Sandra Griggs, both of Ewell; a son, Ricky Griggs, Cottonwood; six sisters, Delane Blackburn, Ozark, Martha Burroughs, Hillsborough, OH, Betty Cochran, Echo Community, June Smith, Troy, Wanda Wright (Larry), Dothan, and Melba Cox (Hal), Ozark; a granddaughter, Cassadi Roper (Bradley), Dothan; three great-grandchildren, Ellorie Roper, Amoson Roper, and Lennon Roper; a sister-in-law, Vicki Snell, Ozark; several nieces and nephews.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Bradley Roper, James Blackburn, John Blackburn, Ted Blackburn, Jeff Cochran, and Sean Smith.