George Griffey Jr,
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George P. Griffey Jr., 81, of Metropolis, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.

Graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at IOOF Cemetery in Joppa with Rev. Pete Ryan officiating.

Mr. Griffey retired from Electric Energy Inc. of Joppa. He was on the Joppa Grade and High School Board and the EEI Credit Union Board of Directors. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Clara; two daughters, Rhonda Adkins and husband Brad and Paula Griffey, all of Metropolis; one daughter-in-law, Debbi Griffey of Joppa; two grandchildren, Aime Parham and Kyle Adkins; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Griffey and wife Judy of Joppa; three sisters, Sue Sandusky of Joppa and Mary Shelton and Cora Lee Peck, both of Metropolis: two aunts; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George P. and Emma Caroline Stewart Griffey Sr.; one son, Steve Griffey; and one brother, Corky Griffey.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis.

Memorials may be made to IOOF Cemetery Care Fund, P.O.Box 162, Joppa, IL 62953; or the charity of donor’s choice.
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