Margaret Nancy Griffin

Monday, January 29, 2018

Margaret Nancy Griffin, 94, of Paragould, Ark., went to be with her Lord and Savior January 28, 2018, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark., surrounded by loved ones.

She was born November 16, 1923, to Arthur and Maudie Mae Crain. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Tom Pratt and Walter “Alex” Griffin; her brothers, Cletus, Vernon, William “Buster” and Melvin Crain; and her sisters, Ora Lee Crain, Ruth Thompson, Audrey Lamb and Ruby Reynolds.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara(Leon) Johnson of St. Louis, Mo.; her sons, Lindell (Merla) Pratt and Terry (Debora) Pratt of Jonesboro; a brother, Donald Crain of Jefferson, Tex.; five grandchildren, Kevin (Kelly) Johnson of Broken Arrow, Okla., Lance (Sue) Johnson of St. Louis, Mo., Carla (Danny) Jones of Jonesboro, Ark., Courtney Barker of Brookland, Ark. and D.J. (Saraha) Pratt of Pocahontas, Ark.; nine great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and family members.

She loved to work in her yard and loved to take care of all her beautiful flowers, making quilts, sewing, reading and playing Skip-Bo with her special friends. A special thanks to Todd Carlton who has mowed her lawn and checked on her for several years.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Heath Funeral Home, Paragould. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Heath Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Hayes and Jackie Vowell officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector.

Honored to serve as pallbearers will be Kevin Johnson, Lance Johnson, D. J. Pratt, Gage Barker, Danny Jones and Bill Pratt.

For lasting memorials please consider New Life Ministries in Paragould or Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

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