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Ruby Roberta Griffitts, age 100, passed away July 7, 2017 in Chickasha, OK. She was born October 15, 1916 to Sarah Jane Myers and George Thomas Blakley in Carter, Oklahoma. She met and married the love of her life James Oliver Griffitts, Sr. February 28, 1931 in Cordell, OK. They were married for 54 years and from this union were 3 boys: Bobby Griffitts of Moore, OK, Donald Griffitts of Duncan, OK and preceded in death by one son James O. Griffitts, Jr..
Ruby and James farmed between Binger and Gracemont then moved to Chickasha purchasing the U-Lodge motel then moved back to farm East of Verden. She did some volunteer work at a local nursing home in Chickasha while they operated the motel. Ruby was a member of the First Baptist Church of Verden and also a member of Ceramic Arts Group in Chickasha, Oklahoma.
Survivors include: 2 sons: Bobby Griffitts and wife Bobbie of Moore, OK, Donald Griffitts of Duncan, OK, Brother: Clyde Blakley of Anadarko, OK, Sister: Virgilee Williams of Anadarko, OK, 8 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren
Preceded in death by: Husband: James Oliver Griffitts Sr., Son: James Oliver Griffitts Jr., 3 Sisters: Iva Mae Griffitts, Neoma Griffitts and Viola Marie Abbotts; 3 Brothers: Iris Earl Blakley, Bill Blakley and Shorty Blakley Jr., 2nd Husband: Sam Morrison, Grandson: Alan Griffitts
The family is holding a visitation at the funeral home Tuesday July 11, 2017 from 5:30 - 8PM.
Funeral services will be held 10AM Wednesday July 12, 2017 at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Memory Lane cemetery.
Published on July 10, 2017
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