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Mildred Ashley Griffin

July 18, 2008

Southern Shores – Mildred (Higginbotham) Ashley Griffin, 83, of Southern Shores, N.C. passed away peacefully July 18, 2008 at her residence with family and friends by her side.

Mrs. Griffin was a retired real estate broker, former co-owner of Ashley Realty and Construction Co. and a homemaker.  She was a charter member of Duck Woods Country Club and a past member of the Duck Woods Ladies Golf Association.  Mrs. Griffin was also a member of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church.  She loved golfing, gardening and cooking for her family.  She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Mildred Griffin was predeceased by her husbands James B. Ashley and Cecil L. Griffin.  Left to cherish her memory are her two devoted daughters Gail Macaulay and Dianne Hendrix and son-in-law Gilley Hendrix of Kitty Hawk, N.C.  Three wonderful grandchildren Jim (Carrie) Macaulay of Creston, B.C. Canada, Angela (Mark) Grooms of Kill Devil Hills, N.C. and Andy Hendrix of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; Three darling great-grandchildren Ashley and James Macaulay and Kaylie Grooms.  She is also survived by four stepchildren, Beth Thompson, Cecil L. Griffin III, Gordon Griffin, and Steve Griffin and their families.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mildred Griffin will be held at 2:00 in the afternnoon Wednesday July 23, 2008 at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church.  Pastor Curtis Campbell and Reverend Bill Vann will officiate.  The family will recieive friends at the church following the service.  Interment will be private at Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Memorial donations in honor of Mildred Griffin may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Gallop Funeral Services, Inc., Nags Head.  The family wishes to thank Dare County Home Health and Hospice workers and all the care givers that provided such wonderful care for Millie Griffin.