Joanie Griffith-Georgia | 1943-2014

Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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Joanie Griffith-Georgia

Joanie Griffith-Georgia, 71, died Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Decatur.

Service is 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at the Gospel Tabernacle Church of Jesus Christ in Ringling, Okla., with the Rev. Jimmy Morris officiating. Burial will follow at the Dixie Cemetery north of Ringling, under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Ringling.

Visitation is 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Eric Collins, Tommy Heard, Terry Griffin, Scott Shipman, Beau Beauchamp and Michael Cvelar. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Griffith and James Goode.

Joanie was born Feb. 10, 1943, in Lawton, Okla., to Burl Jasper Griffith and Bonnie Lucille (Apala) Griffith. She was raised at Pinto, attending school at Fox.

She married Michael Georgia Nov. 15, 1980, in Fort Worth. They made their home in Fort Worth and later moved to Rhome, where they have been residents since 1994.

Joanie was a dedicated homemaker and wonderful wife. She loved working in her flower gardens and was always family-oriented. She was baptized at the Gospel Tabernacle of Ringling.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her loving husband, Michael Georgia of Rhome; daughters Daneen Collins and husband, Eric, of Oklahoma City, Bonnie Heard and husband, Tommy, of Keller, Tammy Johnson of Fort Worth and Kristie Robertson of Stroud, Okla.; son Michael Cvelar and wife, Jennifer, of Cleveland, Ohio; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; siblings Jean Shipman of Mansfield, Pat Griffin of Healdton, Okla., Charles Griffith of Ringling, Okla., Janis Januszewski and husband, Ski, of Desoto and Linda Gant of Oklahoma City; and numerous other family members and friends.

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