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Oleta Williams Griffith

December 11, 1935 — April 8, 2022

Oleta Williams Griffith

Oleta Lavere Williams Griffith, age 86 of Ellijay, GA, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2022 at Parkside Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation.

Oleta was born on December 11, 1935 in Borden Springs, AL, daughter of the late William Frank Williams and Nellie Sue Williams Hulsey. In addition to her parents, Oleta was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward Wilbur Griffith. Prior to her retirement she worked for Cartersville City Schools as the cafeteria manager for over 20 years. Oleta was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved her family very much and they loved her.

Oleta is survived by: two sons, Tom Griffith and his wife Mistil of Ellijay, GA and Mike Stephenson of Calhoun, GA; two daughters, Wayna Guirl and her husband Jim of Simpsonville, SC and Tonya Siniard and her husband Hugh of Cartersville, GA; seven grandchildren, Adam Griffith, Michelle Hitchcock, Chris Guirl, David Guirl, Stephen Guirl, Ashton Wood Russell, and Cameryn Wood; three great-grandchildren, Brandon Hitchcock, Andrea Hitchcock, and Billy Guirl; and one sister, Janice Ragan of Talladega, AL.

A Celebration of the life of Oleta will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 2 PM at the home of her daughter, Tonya Siniard.

In lieu of sending flowers, a donation can be made to the Alzheimer's Association; just click the link, and then click DONATE. If you prefer, you can call 1 (800) 272-3900.

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Thomas Funeral Home has proudly been entrusted with the care of Oleta Williams Griffith.

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