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Wilton Elliott Griffin: Tabor City

1939 – 2019

     Wilton Elliott Griffin of Tabor City died Monday, March 25 in Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. He was 79.

     Born June 7, 1939 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late William Horace Griffin and Ada McPherson Griffin.

     He is survived by his wife, Kathy Norris Griffin of the home; three sons, Steven Stanley and wife Dee of Loris, Buck Stanley and wife Donna and William Stanley and wife Jennifer of Tabor City; a daughter, Candy K. Stanley of Tabor City; a sister, Joyce Herring of Whiteville; eight grandchildren, Scott Griffin, Dustin Stanley, Nicole Stanley, Blake Stanley, Kyle “Boo” Stanley, Addison Jacobs, Kayla Stanley, Brooklynn Stanley; and four great grandchildren, Emory Hammonds, Joni Stanley, Brandon Griffin, and Triston Griffin

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Griffin.

     He was a member of the Tabor City Rescue Squad for 30 years. He was also a member of New Horizon Baptist Worship Center.

     Visitation was planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City.

     Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel, burial following in New Horizon Cemetery.

     A guest register is available here.