Ellen was united in marriage to Vernon Odell Griggs on Feb. 13, 1945, at Blytheville, Ark. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith.
She leaves to mourn her passing: three sons, Ronnie Griggs of Salem, Arkansas, Jimmie Griggs of North Dakota and Harrel Joe Griggs of Salem, Arkansas; four daughters, Linda Livingston of Marion, Ark., Dorothy Lancaster of Batesville, Ark., Kitty Eaddy of Batesville, Ark. and Becky Fowler of Salem, Ark.; 25 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Vernon and Willie Griggs; parents, two brothers, two sisters, three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were held on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at 2 p.m., at Barker Funeral Home Chapel in Salem, Ark., with Bro. Alan Cartwright officiating. Interment was in the Salem Cemetery in Salem, Ark., under the direction of Barker Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Malcolm Bruce, Michael Lancaster, Bryant Bruce, Floyd Johnson, Chris Sanders and Kerry Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were Preston Swingle, Andrew Ninemire, Quentin Griggs and Cody Ninemire.
Guests may sign the online registry at www.barkerfuneral.com.