Elizabeth "Beth" Griffin

Obituary of Elizabeth "Beth" Griffin

Elizabeth Buie Griffin (Beth), 82, was received into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.  She was born at her home in Biscoe to Charles Gibson Buie and Jessie Thomas Buie on November 22, 1935.  She grew up in Biscoe attending the school there for twelve years, graduating in 1953.  She was outstanding in school as a scholar and also as an athlete, playing on their excellent girl’s basketball team.

She attended Greensboro College for two years and then entered the Class of 1957 at UNC-CH, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi.  There she met the man she was to marry, Marion Wilson Griffin, whom she married on June 14, 1958.  She taught school at Y.E. Smith in Durham and paid for her husband to attend medical school.  When her first child Elizabeth arrived in 1961 she retired from teaching to raise her children.

Following the death of their only son, Marion, Jr. in 1986, she opened a bed and breakfast in their home on South Park Street which she operated from 1986 until the fall of 2000.

She and her husband went on Lay Renewal weekends many times from 1974 until 2002.  Jesus was number one in Beth's life, and she showed it in both word and deed.

She was predeceased by her daughter Elizabeth and her son Marion, Jr.  She is survived by her husband of 59 years, her daughter Christa, her brother Charles Buie, Jr. of Laurinburg, and sisters Martha (Vernon) of Raleigh and Sally (Jack) of Durham.

The family asks that memorials be given to her church Victory Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 697, Asheboro, NC 27204, in lieu of flowers.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 7:00-9:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro.  The funeral will be held on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Victory Fellowship Church, 1087 McDowell Road in Asheboro with Pastors David and Deborah Garner officiating.  Burial will be held in Oaklawn Cemetery.