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Iva Griffey

Iva Lee Griffey (Shelton)

Wednesday, July 11th, 1934 - Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
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Iva Lee Shelton Griffey, 85, of Greeneville, TN, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019. She was a native of Madison County and the daughter of the late Kie and Violet Vest Shelton. Mrs. Griffey was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Griffey, Sr.; daughter, Sherry Shelton Mayon; son, Leonard Franklin; daughter-in-law, Sandra Wilson; sisters, Zetti Lamb and Vieannie Metcalf; and brothers, Gilbert Bailey, Voad, James, and Clinton Shelton.

Mrs. Griffey is survived by her sons, Larry and Michael Shelton; son-in-law, Ray Mayon Sr.; grandchildren, Ray Jr., Randy, Jerry, Dana, and Danielle Mayon, Larry Jr. and Jamie Lee Shelton, DJ Wilson, Jeremy Shelton, Brittany Stanton, Shannon Metcalf, and John Franklin;brother-in-law, Robert Metcalf; and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11am Saturday, December 14, 2019, at Redeemed Baptist Church. Reverends Everet Shelton and Raymond Cantrell will officiate. Burial will follow in the Griffey Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-8pm Friday at the church.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 13th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, December 13th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Redeemed Baptist Church
    277 Cody Road
    Marshall, NC 28753
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 11:00am
    Redeemed Baptist Church
    277 Cody Road
    Marshall, NC 28753
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Everet Shelton
    Rev. Raymond Cantrell
  • Interment

    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 |
    Saturday, December 14th, 2019
    Griffey Family Cemetery
    Hwy 25/70
    MARSHALL, NC 28753
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Wilma Hensley

Posted at 02:16pm
Iva Lee was one of a kind. Very special lady. Loved visiting with her and Dewey. She will be missed by many. R.I.P sweet lady. Prayers for the family. Love you guys.

Mary Ann

Posted at 01:15pm
Even though the Griffey side of the family was left out you did have lots of step-grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, a step son, daughter in law, nieces and nephews and more family members that you loved and that loved you. Rest in peace with pap!!!!

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Posted at 03:11pm
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Karen Connor

Posted at 08:10pm
I know Iva Lee from going to the Smokey mt diner and eating. She was always so wet and loving. See will be missed. Love you Iva Lee

Tammy Carrubba

Posted at 06:09pm
I was honored to know Iva Lee for many years. Many of those was as her daughter-in-law. She was always so good to me and always showed me so much love and kindness. She always had kind words for all that she met. We could see each other later in life and we would talk and she would always have a hug for me and tell me she loved me as I did her as well. She will always be remembered as a loving and kind soul to me. She will truly be missed by so many. RIP Nanny. XO

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