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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, January 5 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galliano for Athanas J. Griffin, 88, a native of Golden Meadow and resident of Lockport, who died on January 2, 2013 at 12:27 a.m.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. till 9 p.m. on Friday, January 4 and on Saturday, January 5 from 8 a.m. till 10:30 a.m. at Samart-Mothe Funeral Home in Cut Off, with services followed at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at Cheramie Cemetery in Galliano.

He is survived by sons, Floyd Anthony Griffin and companion Kim Broussard, Claude Joseph Griffin and wife Mandy; daughters, Patsy Sandras Eymard, Sylvia Griffin Curole and husband Reynolds, Betty Griffin Terrebonne and husband Gary, Darlene Griffin Walker and husband Bobby, Charlene Griffin Bourg and husband Mike, and Phyllis Griffin Melancon and husband Timmy (The Legend); sisters, Jeanette Griffin Nunn and Eloise Griffin; 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by wife, Bernice Collins Griffin; parents, Justillian Griffin, Sr. and Dulcina Perrin Griffin; son in law, Jimmy Eymard; brothers, Justillian “Jay” Griffin, Jr., Kirby Cheramie and Odeno Cheramie; sister, Gertie Griffin Ledet.

He was a WWII Army Veteran European Theatre and a member of the VFW.