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Updated: 01/15/2014 08:00:02AM

Dorothy Marie Lunsford-Griffith

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Mrs. Dorothy Marie Lunsford-Griffith, 78, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Winter Haven, Fla., of heart failure.

Dorothy was born Sept. 27, 1935, in Tiger Bay, Fla., and moved to Lake Wales from Fort Meade in 1994.

She was the Deputy Clerk for the Polk County Courthouse for 18 years, a member of Fort Meade First Church of God where she served many years as a youth leader, and a Fort Meade High School graduate, Class of 1953.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel D. and Delma H. Walker, first husband, Joe J. Lunsford, sisters, Veda Gurlock and Ethel Roberts.

She is survived by her husband, William Griffith, Lake Wales, Fla.; sons, Michael Lunsford and wife, Pam, Lake Wales, Steve Lunsford, Ft. Myers, Fla.; stepson, Paul Griffith and wife, Cindy, Boyack, N.C.; stepdaughters, Patricia Carpenter and husband David, Ft. Myers, Fla., Kristine Griffith, Sarasota, Fla., Regina Griffith, Webb City, Mo.; brother, Edward Walker and wife, JoAnn, Fort Meade, Fla.; grandchildren, Deana Rickman and husband, Joe, Joseph Lunsford, Chase Lunsford and Elizabeth Woodard; one great-grandchild, Kaydee Parker.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Hancock Funeral Home, 945 E. Broadway, Fort Meade.

Funeral service is 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at the First Church of God, 215 S. Perry Ave., Fort Meade, with the Rev. Travis Risner officiating.

Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Meade.

Condolences may be sent to the family at In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Building Fund of First Church of God or to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 763, Bartow, FL 33831.

Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, is in charge of arrangements.

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