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Updated: 03/08/2018 08:02:22AM

Hazel C. Griffis

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Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory announces the services for Hazel Colene Aspinwall Griffis, 87, who passed away Monday, March 5, 2018 at her residence in Ocala, Florida surrounded by her family, she journeyed peacefully from this life, to her eternal home with her Lord and Savior.

Hazel is survived by her loving husband Delmus Griffis whom she married on July 17, 1948. Together they shared 70 years and were blessed with three sons: Douglas Griffis (Sherra) of Lakeland, Florida, Chris Griffis (Cheryl) of Ocala, Florida and Warren Griffis (Connie) of Ocala, Florida; along with eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Hazel was preceded in death by her mother, Mattie Aspinwall Kent; father, Gordon Aspinwall, stepfather, Doc Kent, sister, Elaine Aspinwall and bother, Warren Aspinwall.

She is survived by seven sisters, Hilda McCall, Wanda Powell, Judy Knight, Ima Dean Sapp and Erma Jean Mitchell all of Appling County, Helen Cody of Ft. Myers, Florida and Wilda Holman of Sorrento, Florida; four brothers, Dale Kent, Bernie Kent, Albert Kent all of Appling County and J.L. Kent of Orlando, Florida.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 1pm at Memorial Freewill Baptist Church in Surrency, Georgia.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to funeral services at the church.

Memorial Freewill Baptist Church held a special place in Hazel’s heart. She grew up and attended Memorial as a child Memorial is where she accepted Christ as a young girl. The family shares many fond memories of special times shared together at Memorial Church.

The family would also like to extend their thanks to the staff of Hospice of Marion County, Florida. Ms. Betty, Kim, Stephanie and many others provided loving care and assistance to Hazel and her family. We are forever grateful for their kindness, love and compassion.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to East Team Hospice of Marion County, PO Box 4860, Ocala, Florida 34474 or Memorial Freewill Baptist Church 3335 Holmesville Road, Surrency, Georgia 31563.

Condolences may be expressed at Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the family of Hazel Colene Aspinwall Griffis.

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