Hazel May Griffith

BORN: March 11, 1933
DIED: April 1, 2018

LOCATION: St. Albans, West Virginia

Hazel May Griffith

Hazel May Griffith, 85, of St. Albans, was called home to be with the Lord on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Riverside Health and Rehab Center, St. Albans.

She was born the 4th of five children to the late Rev. Luther and Nellie Whitman and graduated from Nuttall High School in Fayette County.  She retired from the State of West Virginia Employment Security Office and volunteered at Thomas Memorial Hospital.

She was known for her quick smile and laugh, Hazel worked selflessly for her family, still having time to volunteer at the local hospital and at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church where she was an active member.  She was a very smart and professional lady.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Griffith; daughter, Linda Carol Duttine; sisters, Frances Knowles, Garnet “Rose” Smith and Donna Sater; brother, Ernest Whitman.

Hazel is survived by her daughters, Connie (Brad) Stewart, and Terry (Kermit) Smith; son, Jason (Amy) Griffith; grandchildren, Matthew Duttine, Jeremy Carte, Kevin Smith, Brittany Edwards, Sadie Griffith and Levi Griffith; eight great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A service to Honor the Life of Hazel will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday April 5, 2018 at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in St. Albans, with Pastor Barry Moll officiating.  Burial will be held in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.  Family and Friends may visit from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 2601 Forrestal Ave., St. Albans, WV 25177 or to Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, 4007 Propps Ridge Rd., Lookout, WV  25868 (Rev. Luther Whitman’s past parish).

Memories of Hazel may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary listing.  Snodgrass Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

7 replies
  1. bobbie smith says:

    Hazel was a lovely lady. Always happy and full of life. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and strength for her family and friends.

  2. Lynn & Randy says:

    Connie, Terry & Jason:
    Our most sincere sympathies to you and the extended family on the loss of your precious mother.
    Randy and I loved Hazel dearly. She was sweet, kind and just as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. Love and prayers for all.

  3. Brittany Edwards says:

    My beloved Mamaw G. She was so smart, quick witted and a pleasure to be around. I have so many fond memories of staying with her as a child, watching Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy (she always knew ALL the answers), playing cards and drawling pictures for her & Papaw. She is the last of my grandparents, gone too soon. She will always hold a special place in my heart. I love you Mamaw & I miss you already. I am glad you are home though, celebrating with our Lord.

  4. Steve Parsons, Chaplain says:

    Hazel was such a sweet person and I will miss her on Sunday mornings at church at the care home. May your family be strong and rejoice that she went home to be with her Savior Jesus. It’s not goodbye but see you soon.

  5. Kim Robertson says:

    My mother, Shirley Buttrick, loved Hazel so much. They had the best time working together at Employment Security. Mom has been gone five years, and it seems just like yesterday they were laughing and having the best time. Your mother was a wonderful, sweet, kind lady. I know this is a huge loss for all of you.

  6. Janet Brown says:

    Jason, Connie & Terry I am so sorry to hear about Hazel. I thought a lot of all your family, especially Jason. I know how hard it is to lose your Mom and also your Dad. Several years ago I saw a couple of cars out front of the house and thought that one of you would be there so I stopped to say hello. The cars belonged to her care takers. The let me in to talk to Hazel and I believe she knew who I was. I talked about Jason & Jason and some of the crazy things they had done when I kept Jason. She smiled several times. I’m so sorry that I could not attend the visitation or funeral but want you all to know that I really admired your Mom. My sincere sympathy to you all.

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  • Wednesday, April 4
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • St. Peter’s United Methodist Church
  • 2601 Forrestal Ave
    St Albans, WV 25177
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Memorial Service

  • Thursday, April 5
    11:00 AM
  • St. Peter’s United Methodist Church
  • 2601 Forrestal Ave
    St Albans, WV 25177
  • Directions