Ruth Landon Griffis, 92, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2018 at Harborview Health System, Jesup under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
A native and lifelong resident of Wayne County, Ruth was born on July 10, 1926 to the late Roscoe and Sussie Landon. She was co-owner of Griffis Grocery for many years and a member of Jesup Primitive Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, her husband, William B. Griffis; son, Jimmy Griffis; sister, Earline Blackmon; son-in-law, Harrison Dowless and grandson, John David Ginn, III, all preceded her in death.
Survivors include her two daughters, Helen Dowless of Brunswick and Janice Ginn and husband, John of Jesup; grandchildren; Tina Stubbs of Brunswick, Teresa Dowless of Brunswick and Jason Ginn of Jesup; great grandchildren, Jadalynn Ginn and Jonathan Ginn, both of Jesup; two sisters, Willene Adams of Jesup and Aline Gray and husband, Preston of Jesup and sister-in-law, Juanita Reddish and husband, Warren of Jesup. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup with Elder Keith Tillman and Reverend Stanley Todd officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Interment will be held privately at Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.