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Betty Jean Griffith

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jean Griffith were held Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the New Hebron United Methodist Church. Rev. Mike Dubose and Rev. Mike Hart officiated. Interment followed in the New Hebron Cemetery.
Saulters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Betty Jean Thurman Turnage Griffith passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019, following a brief illness. Mrs. Griffith was born February 16, 1932, in Prentiss. In 1962, she married Preston B. Turnage and made her home in Jackson, where she worked in the banking and oil industries. Upon the death of Mr. Turnage, she returned to Prentiss, where she met and married in 2002 Charles W. (Buzzy) Griffith of New Hebron. She and Mr. Griffith spent their retirement years traveling the country in their camper before making their home in New Hebron.
Pallbearers were Keith Thurman, Wayde Benson, Jarred Griffith, Brooks Jones, Larry Loftin and Curtis McNeil. Honorary Bearers were Greg Jones, Chuck Griffith and Rodney Mitchell.
Mrs. Griffith was preceded in death by her parents, George Clyde and Vera Thurman; husband, Preston Turnage, husband, Charles Griffith and her brother, George Clyde Thurman, Jr.
She is survived by her sister, Sara Nell Cooley of Richardson, Texas; brother, William Howard Thurman and wife, Linda, of Canton; sister, Syrenthia Ann Mitchell and husband, Rodney, of Picayune, and sister-in-law, Carolyn Thurman, of Prentiss. She is also survived by her children, Linda Griffith Jones and husband, Greg, and Charles “Chuck” Griffith and wife, Nancy, all of New Hebron. She was blessed with four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
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