Mrs. Mina Kathryn Stanfield Griner, age 90, of Patterson, passed away Thursday morning (6/27/19) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House following an extended illness.
Born November 29, 1928 in Patterson, she was a daughter of the late Jasper Clarence “Bud” and Mattie Lee Walker Stanfield. She lived all of her life in Pierce County and was a 1946 graduate of Patterson High School. She had worked several jobs as a sales clerk in various stores in Patterson but worked many years as a seamstress at Julie Hat Company. In her 80’s, she still enjoyed being active and worked at Byrd’s IGA. She also enjoyed keeping her grandchildren and cooking many meals, which often included fried chicken and dumplings.
She was a longtime member of Laura Chapel Baptist Church where she was the Senior Ladies Sunday School Teacher for almost 50 years and had sung in the choir.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Davis Griner; her son, Jasper Franklin Griner, Sr.; her brothers and a sister in law, Troy (Mary) Stanfield and Lewis Stanfield; and her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Richard Daniel “Happy” Griffis, Andrew Edward “Shorty” Crawford, Sr., Nellie Kate Griner Stanfield (Adolph); Lovic Edgar Griner (Betty Mae), Georgia Griner Bennett (Dorsey), and Mildred Griner Vaccaro (Vic).
Survivors include her daughter; Kathryn Griner Altman of Blackshear; daughter-in-law, Cynthia DeLoach Griner of Patterson; 5 grandchildren, Susan Altman of Blackshear, Donna Atlman Butler (Brian) of Albany, Jasper Franklin “Buddy” Griner, Jr. (Danielle) of Patterson, Mark Alan Griner (Kristi) of Patterson, and Lori Altman Marx of Blackshear; 10 great grandchildren, Davis and Cody Butler, both of Albany, Anna, Jasper, Jedidiah, Joshua, Judah, and Brodie Griner, all of Patterson, and Isabella and J.C. Marx, both of Blackshear; 3 sisters, Laverne Griffis of Patterson, Iris Cobb (Floy) of Cuthbert,GA, and Mary Lou Tatum of Blackshear; a sister-in-law, Latrelle “Sug” Stanfield of Patterson; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
A funeral service will take place Saturday morning (6/29/19) at 11 AM at Laura Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Laura Chapel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday morning one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31503.
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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
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