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Clara “Jean” Railey Griffin


Clara “Jean” Railey Griffin, 83, of Oxford passed away Monday, September 6, 2021, at Maria Parham Medical Center.

A native of Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Carlton Railey and Ruth Coker. She was a member of Island Creek Baptist Church, but she attended Bethany Baptist Church. Jean was employed as a teacher’s assistant with Granville County Schools for thirty years. She was a sixty- year member of the Eastern Star.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Bethany Baptist Church at 11:00 AM officiated by Pastor Jeremy Quist. Burial will follow at South Granville Memorial Gardens in Stem.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Mark Griffin (Michelle) of Oxford; her daughter Cynthia Griffin of Oxford; a granddaughter, Gabrielle Griffin; three grandsons, Carl, Daniel and Connor Griffin and one great-grandson, Luke Griffin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Griffin Sr. and her son Johnnie Griffin Jr.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 8, 2021, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and other times at the home.

Flowers are kindly accepted, or memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.


  • Michelle Willis Posted September 7, 2021 9:39 pm

    Mark, Cynthia and families; I am so deeply saddened to hear of Jean’s passing. She was such a fun, caring, wonderful woman. I enjoyed growing up with all of you and having your mom as a Girl Scout leader. She will always be remembered fondly. Our prayers are for the family and all of her friends during this sad time.

  • Nancy Champion Jackson Posted September 7, 2021 10:08 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. She was an amazing lady. From my family to yours thoughts and prayers that you find commodore in your memories of her.

  • Vivian Oney Posted September 7, 2021 11:45 pm

    Dear Griffin Family, Losing someone so dear is devastating, and no words can ever really relieve that pain. But to help, I wish you courage and healing during these toughest of days. Please know that our Eastern Star Sister, Jean, will forever live on in the journeys we all shared together.

  • Kenneth Harp Posted September 8, 2021 1:33 am

    I am so sorry to hear about Mrs Griffin’s passing. I grew up with the Griffin family and have always had a lot of respect for Mr and Mrs Griffin. The Griffin family will be in my prayers.

  • Nancy Bowes Posted September 8, 2021 3:16 pm

    I am so very sorry. Mrs. Griffin was a fine,caring lady.

  • Robert Morris Posted September 8, 2021 9:50 pm

    My deepest condolences and continued prayers. I hope that the sadness with be replaced with wonderful memories of Ms. Jean.

  • Faye Weaver Posted September 8, 2021 10:35 pm

    So sad to learn of Jeans passing! Such a special lady whom I enjoyed working with for many years! Love and prayers to her family!

  • Irene chisenhall Posted September 8, 2021 10:50 pm

    So sorry to here about jeans passing. Michael and i always looked forward to talking to here at church. She was a beautiful lady. All my prayers to the Griffin family.

  • Rev. Marshall Neathery Posted September 9, 2021 12:27 am

    I send my prayers and condolences to Jean‘s family. I grew up with her and her siblings in Williamsboro, N. C. Her brother Joe and I were in the same grade at the former Townsville High School. I knew her husband Johnny as well. He was a third cousin of mine on my Neathery side. May our Heavenly Father comfort and care for each family member.

  • Randy perkinson Posted September 9, 2021 1:52 am

    Mark and Cynthia I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My prayers are with you and the family.

  • Raymond & Teresa Rook Posted September 9, 2021 2:05 am

    Daniel and Family. Sorry to hear about your grandmothers passing. We’re sure she will be missed and she’s resting in the arms of the Lord.

  • LEON AND aLICE Posted September 9, 2021 12:30 pm

    WE SAY TO THE FAMILY SHE WAS A REAL JEWEL. Such a good neighbor, always striving for everything to be as it should be. She was loved and will be missed. Our society needs more real good, caring, ladies as she was the best of the best. Caring for the children, helping them become good citizens.

  • Janet Lynch Posted September 9, 2021 2:13 pm

    To the Griffin Family, and I so sorry for your loss of Jean. She was a beautiful person all the way around. I know she will be missed, but look at it this way, she is now made whole, she is not in any pain from anything. She is sitting at Jesus’ feet, listening to Him, and she is smiling real big. Love you guys a lot.

  • Cheryl Klinefelter Posted September 9, 2021 8:03 pm

    Sending hugs and prayers for the family. Mrs. Griffin was a wonderful and sweet woman. I know she will be missed. Very special lady!

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