OKOLONA – Alvie Dow “Bunt” Griggs Jr., 85, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice in Tupelo. He was born Aug. 25, 1928, in Chickasaw County to Alvie Dow Griggs Sr. and Flora Hulsey Griggs.
He served in the U.S. Army as a private first class during the Korean War. He retired from People Loungers, where he was a mechanic. He was a member of Church of God of Prophecy.
Services were at 2 p.m. Monday, April 15, at Southern Funeral Chapel in Houston with Sis. Margaret Browning and Bro. Tony Rooks officiating. Burial was in Macedonia Methodist Church Cemetery. Southern Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Rachel L. Griggs of Okolona; his children, Roy Clint Griggs (Becky) of Grenada, Patricia Lewis (Eddie) of Okolona, Rodney Griggs of Okolona and Marvin Griggs (Madrin) of Okolona; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; his brothers, David Griggs (Barbara) of Aberdeen and James “Son” Griggs (Janice) of Louisiana; and his sisters, Elizabeth Johnson (Bobby) of Houston, Lorene Burgess (Odell) of Houston, Virginia Arys of South Carolina and Lavern Davis of Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvie and Flora Griggs; his brothers, Cooper Griggs and Arnold Griggs; a grandson, James Clinton Griggs; and a great-grandson, Peyton Ryan Harris.