Mary Lou Griffin

Mary Lou Wicker Griffin, 80, of Newberry, widow of William Dudley Griffin, died Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Richland Heart Hospital.

Born on December 24, 1930, in Pomaria, she was a daughter of the late Daniel Colie and Mattie Mae Crumpton Wicker. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Bobby Long of Newberry; a grandson and his wife, Daniel and Jessie Long of Newberry; granddaughter and her husband, Kristina and Bennie Ouzts of Prosperity; great grandchildren who loved their Maw Maw dearly, Daniel Long II and Marley Long; brother, J.P. Wicker of Newberry and a host of nieces and nephews that loved her dearly. Mrs. Griffin was predeceased by her sisters, Sara Lathrop, Louise Searight and Ollie Bowers and brothers, Walter Eugene Wicker, Aaron Wicker and Buddy Wicker.

Funeral services will be conducted at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pomaria, SC, on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. by Rev. Brent Nichols. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. The family will be at her residence, 1931 Smith Road, and will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund, 2496 Highway 773, Pomaria, SC 29126.

Active pallbearers: Doug Haddock, Thomas Chandler, Dee McCoy, Windell McCoy Will Dominick and Donnie Bowers

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#17 Paul Whitman 2011-05-25 09:12
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Mary Lou. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Bobby, you and your family have become good friends to me since I came to the college and I am here to help in any way that I can. May God Strengthen your family and give you the peace that only He can give.
#16 Tracey Corley 2011-05-25 08:45
Wanda and family, So sorry to hear about Mary Lou. My fondest memories of her are when I was a young child and we would make Sunday drives to Newberry from Charleston. Any time we stopped by to visit her and Dudley, she always had a piece of cake and coffee. She always made us feel so welcomed. I know she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Tracey and Vernon Corley & Family
Troy and Christine Walling
Lindsey Walling
Chris Walling & Family
#15 Missy Dennis 2011-05-24 19:31
Wanda, Bobby and Family:
I am so sorry to hear about Ms. Mary Lou. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Missy and Anthony Dennis
#14 Anne Shealy 2011-05-24 16:08
Please accept our thoughts and prayers at this time. My mother (Marcelle Crumpton)spoke often of Miss Mary Lou and Mr. Dudley. I know that she was a kind and caring person and will be missed by you all. God bless and comfort you during this time.
#13 Corey Shealy 2011-05-24 14:48
I am sorry to hear about Aunt Mary Lou's passing. She was a great a wonderful woman. She will be missed by many people. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
#12 Murriel Shealy 2011-05-24 13:55
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Mary Lou was a very special person.
"Click" and Murriel
#11 Rene Neel 2011-05-24 09:21
Kristina and Long Family,

I am sorry to hear of the passing of your grandmother. She was such a sweet lady. I will keep you in my prayers.

With Sympathy,
Ms. Neel
#10 Sheriff Lee Foster 2011-05-23 18:30
We extend our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mrs. Griffin. May the joys of her life shared serve as a means of peace during this time of grief. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#9 Pastor Ernie Worman 2011-05-23 16:09
Wanda and Bobbie, Daniel and Jessie, I am saddened to learn of Mrs. Mary Lou's passing this week. Annie and I send you our prayers and thoughts. May God bless you with His loving presence, and give you strength each and every day. May you find comfort and peace in the promises of our Lord's resurrection. God be with you all,
Pastor Ernie and Annie Worman. Newberry College Chaplain
#8 Phyllis Jackson 2011-05-23 16:06
Wanda and family,
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your Mom was such a wonderful person and she will be missed!
Phyllis & Henry & family
Wilford & Alberta
Connie & Keith & family
#7 Erlinda McCoy 2011-05-23 14:32
Missing you, Aunt Moo.
#6 Shirley/James Lester 2011-05-23 12:21
We are going to miss Aunt Mary Lou. She was like a sister & mother to us. Love to all of you as you deal with her loss.
#5 Marty and Karen 2011-05-23 11:40
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family! May the legacy of your Mother and Father give you strength through this time.
#4 Alice Hamby Turner 2011-05-23 00:10
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord wrap you in his loving arms and give you peace and understanding.
#3 Janice Meeks 2011-05-22 22:01

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know that you and your family will truly miss your mom.
#2 Jimmy Marx 2011-05-22 17:56
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#1 Pam Dehart 2011-05-22 16:17
Much Sympathy to the family. Mrs. Mary Lou was a sweet lady...Love and prayers to you all.

Pam DeHart
Louise Lindler

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