Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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August 5, 2013

Mary Katherine Griffith

NORTH TAZEWELL, Va. — Mary Katherine Griffith, age 78, of North Tazewell, VA died Friday, August 2, 2013 at Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital in Tazewell, VA. She was born November 11, 1934 at Tazewell, VA and was a daughter of the late Nelson and Hattie Alley Kitts.

She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She had a heart for people, loved company, and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Christina Marie Griffith; one brother, and two sisters.

Those left to cherish her memories include her husband of fifty-five years, Mike Edward Griffith; children, Ronnie Griffith and wife, Laura, Donnie Griffith, Michael David “Davey” Griffith, Larry Griffith and wife, Jill, Stella Griffith, and Tommy Griffith, all of Tazewell, VA; daughter-in-law, Pauline Griffith of North Tazewell, VA; sisters, Jean Deskins of Gretna, VA, Edna Howell and husband, Bill of Elkin, NC and Margaret Pruett and husband, Harold of Bluefield, VA; brothers, Alfred Kitts and wife, Kay of Mudfork, VA and Albert Kitts and wife, Carol of Bland, VA; special friend, Ruby Perdue of Tazewell, VA; grandchildren, Michael Griffith, Tiffany Griffith, Josh Griffith, Matthew Barley, T.J. Tatum and husband, James “Tater”, Dakota Griffith, Hollie Griffith, Tommy Griffith, Jr., Ella Marie Griffith, Brittany Elizabeth Griffith, and Michaela Danielle Griffith; seven great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews, other family members and many friends.

Funeral services for Mary Katherine Griffith will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, VA with her daughter-in-law, the Rev. Laura Griffith officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home after 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2013.

In honoring the wishes of Mrs. Griffith, her body will be cremated following the funeral service.

Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA is serving the family of Mrs. Griffith and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at

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