JoAnn Griffin, 87, of Russellville, died Thursday, April 26, 2018, a beloved resident of Stella Manor Nursing Home in Russellville. The daughter of Clifton "Sailor" and Mary Kathleen (Elmore) Newsom, she was born December 15, 1930, in Strong, AR. She was in the banking industry for over 20 years with First National Bank of Fort Stockton, Texas. She and her husband enjoyed serving as volunteers at Cleburne County Cares in Heber Springs. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Russellville. JoAnn enjoyed knitting, cooking, and always grew an outstanding vegetable garden.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Lonnie "Bo" Griffin; a granddaughter, Courtney Griffin; and a beloved aunt, Ruth Elmore. She is survived by two daughters, Kathryn Fields (Toney) of Orange Park, FL; and, Jan Grant (Joe) of London, AR; a son, Bart Griffin (Kelly) of Buda, TX; five grandchildren, Anthony Fields and Jeffrey Fields (Heather) both of Jacksonville Beach, FL; Mary Grant of Fayetteville; Chandler Raymond (Austin) of Manor, TX; and, Cramer Griffin of Austin, TX;, and one great grandson, Christian Fields of Jacksonville Beach, FL.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later time. Memorials may be made to: Arkansas Hospice,2405 E. Parkway Ste-3, Russellville, AR 72802. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.