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Stephen Douglas Griffin

October 18, 1950 — April 27, 2024


Stephen Douglas Griffin, 73, of Marshville, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2024 at his home.

Stephen was born October 18, 1950 in North Carolina to the late Jiles Vander Griffin Jr. and the late Julia Belle Meggs Griffin. 

He was also preceded in death by wife, Debra Kay Griffin; and stepfather, Marshall Boyce Godwin.

The family will host a celebration of life at a later date

Stephen was a wonderful husband, dad, paw-paw, and patriot.  He was a Vietnam War veteran who served his nation with honor.  He enjoyed bird watching, bowling, mowing the yard, and going fishing.

Survivors include son; John William (Adrianne) Galliher; daughter, Tamara (Terry) Bedford; son, Ryan Galliher, daughter, Deidra Galliher-Harris; son, Ian (Angelique) Griffin; 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Karen Moore and Brenda Godwin; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Donations may be made to your local VA ( ), or to the American Cancer Society ( )

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Griffin family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Stephen Douglas Griffin, please visit our flower store.


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