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Wednesday, January 26, 2022
6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)
Thursday, January 27, 2022
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Mr. Richard Holder Griggs, 63, of Pine Needle Lane, Elberton, husband of 39 years to Barbara Ann Bailey Griggs, passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
Mr. Griggs was born in Elberton on July 1, 1958, son of the late Troy Lee Griggs and Gladys Dickerson Griggs. He was a graduate of Elbert County High School and the retired owner and operator of Lexington Blue Granite Company. Richard was a member of Fortsonia Baptist Church, Elberton Granite Association, Philomathea Masonic Lodge #25, and a Shriner. He was an avid golfer and fisherman.
Survivors, in addition to his wife Barbara, are his daughter, Kerri Griggs Dowell of Elberton; grandchildren: Drake Dowell, Reece Dowell, Easton Dowell, and Adam Dowell, all of Elberton; and sister, Deborah Sturgis and her husband Charles of Port Orange, FL.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sons: Phillip Warren Hancock and Christopher Dwight Hancock; infant sister, Elaine Griggs; and parents-in-law, A.L. and Helen Bailey.
Funeral services celebrating his life will be held on Thursday, January 27, at 2 o’clock in the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. Al Butler officiating. Entombment will be in Athens Memory Gardens with John Piper, Mike Webb, Tim Hamilton, Tommy Ray, Bobby Moon, and Rusty Adams honored as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will include Don Andrews, Stewart York, Joe Johnson, Eddy Higginbotham, and Rick Melton.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends on Wednesday, January 26, from 6:00-8:00p.m. at Berry Funeral Home.
Flowers are accepted and contributions may be made in his memory to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, 1575 Northeast Expressway, Atlanta, Georgia 30329.
Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at www.berryfh.com.
Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mr. Richard Holder Griggs.