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Henry Reginald Griffin, age 71, of the Pensacola Community, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. He was born in Savannah, GA to the late Reginald and Blanche Hunter Griffin. He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Danny New. Henry was a 1965 graduate of Lyons High School in Lyons, GA. He furthered his education, receiving his Associate's Degree from Truett McConnell College. He then attended the University of Georgia, receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Landscaping Architecture in 1971. Henry enjoyed fishing, golfing, tennis and archery.
Surviving is his loving wife, Nina Allen Griffin; daughters: LeeAnn Shuts and husband, Steve, of Asheville, Jennifer Griffin of Marion, Nancy Ray of Burnsville and Glenda Ray also of Burnsville; sister, Vivan New of Georgia; grandsons: Ty Ollis, Cy Woodby and Cody Ray and a nephew, Swain New. Several extended family members and friends also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, February 18th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. Hospice Chaplain Joe Bennett will officiate. Burial will follow in the Allen Cemetery on Ewart Wilson Road. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Hospice of Yancey County at 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.