AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Lila O. Griffin, wife of the late James C. Griffin of Kissingbower Road and of the late William L. O'Keefe, Sr., entered into rest on Thursday, July 28, 2005 at Abbey Hospice of Social Circle. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick today at 2:00 P.M. with the Reverend Tom Compton officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be John O'Keefe, David White, Wilbur Thigpen, Lawrence Burnley, Jesse O'Keefe and Perry Pittman. Survivors include her son, William L. O'Keefe, Jr.; grandchildren, John Lewis O'Keefe and Kelly O'Keefe White and the late Patty Jean O'Keefe; great grandchildren, Jesse Jade O'Keefe, Logan O'Keefe White and Lael Rane White; nieces, Betty Todd, Libby Thigpen, Margaret Traywick and Jane Anne Deacon; and a nephew, Lawrence Burnley. Mrs. Griffin, a native of Taliaferro County, GA, was the daughter of the late Walter N. and Myrtice Saggus Parham. She was a member of Mann Memorial United Methodist Church, the Elks Club Auxiliary, the V.F.W. Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary where she had served as Chaplain. She had retired from the Richmond County Waterworks Department. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:00 noon until the hour of the service. Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.
The Augusta Chronicle July 30, 2005