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LaVerne Griffin


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Posted Online: Jan. 02, 2013, 6:03 pm
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LaVerne W. "Griff" Griffin, 95, of Davenport, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Good Samaritan Center, Davenport.
Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Weerts, Davenport. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, with Masonic services at 7 p.m. Burial is at Davenport Memorial Park.
He was born in 1917, in Davenport, to Frank James and Dorothy Griffin. He married Virginia Miller June 6, 1939. She died Jan. 5, 1994.
Surviving are son, James Griffin; daughter, Judith Blomgren; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.














 



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