Carolyn (Carol) Johnson Griffin age 80 passed away at home Oct. 18, 2022. Carol was born Nov. 19, 1941, in Newell, Alabama, to James Monroe Johnson and Runnel Green Johnson.  She was predeceased in death by her father and her husband, Frank Davis Griffin, of 35 devoted years until his death in July 2012.

She graduated from LaGrange High School in LaGrange, Georgia, in 1958, and attended LaGrange College for one year. She traveled several times to Europe as a chaperon after graduation for LaGrange youth. She joined the Army January 1963 and was stationed at Arlington Hall in Arlington Virginia, as a clerk for one year and then moved to California. While there she worked as a comptroller for a large bank in California before returning to LaGrange in the late 1970s.  She married Frank Davis Griffin May 15, 1977, and they lived in LaGrange, Birmingham, Alabama, Fairhope, Alabama and finally Auburn.

Carol’s hobbies were gardening, sewing, baking and volunteering. Where every Carol lived she was volunteering her time to the church, hospital and neighbors.  She was a platinum level master gardner, a lifetime member of Presbyterian Women and her gift was acts of service.  She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother and pet parent to her beloved Sydney and best friend.

She is survived by her daughter Adrienne Griffin of Grantville, Georgia; daughter Monya Griffin Barnes and son-in-law Vance of Cumming, Georgia; brother Jerry (Louise) Johnson of LaGrange, Georgia; one grandson Ashley Griffin Miller of Columbia, South Carolina. Nieces Ashley (Gene) Johnson Adams of LaGrange, Marilyn Griffin Prather (Robert) of Carrollton, Georgia; Elizabeth Griffin of Arlington, Virginia; Mary Gayle Griffin of Kensington, Maryland; and nephews Jay Raymond Johnson, LaGrange, and Mark Griffin and Jordan Griffin of Carrollton.

A celebration of life for Carolyn Johnson Griffin was held at noon Oct. 24, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church of Auburn with Nick and Kathy Reed officiating. A reception followed the service in Conway Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to:

First Presbyterian Church
143 E. Thach Ave. Auburn, AL 36830.

Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home and Crematory directed.


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