Service: 10 a.m. Friday, July 26, at Coffman Funeral Home of Harrison, with burial at Marshall Memorial Gardens; Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the funeral home.
Helen Louise Griffin, of Harrison, passed away Tuesday, July 23 (2019) at the Willard Walker Hospice House in Fayetteville, at the age of 93.
The daughter of Coy Thomas and Bertha Opal (Gregg) Sullivan was born at Leslie, on June 29, 1926. She was a graduate of Leslie High School in Searcy County and moved to Boone County 50 years ago making Harrison her home. She became a Christian at an early age and was a 51-year member of the First Baptist Church of Harrison. She was actively involved at the church until her health no longer permitted, teaching Sunday School and serving on committees.
Helen worked as an Allstate Insurance Agent for 47 years, retiring in 2010 at age 84. She was hired in 1963, and was the first woman hired by Allstate as an agent. She was devoted to her career, and spent countless hours serving her customers. In her free time, Helen enjoyed photography, her horses, music and playing the guitar.
Helen loved her children, and she loved to laugh, especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved her Pomeranian dogs and had many over the years. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband before his passing in 1992.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William H. Griffin; a brother, Hershel Sullivan; and an infant brother.
Helen is survived by her children and their spouses, Cathy and Paul Stephenson, of Marshall, Cheryl and John Hodges, of Burlington, and Mark and Debbie Griffin, of Bentonville; her grandchildren and their spouses, Kimberly and Landry Weston, of Berryville, Tory and Mark Lewis, of Paramaribo, Suriname, South America, Ashley Helen and Pierce Warren, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Kaleb Osborn of Talala, Oklahoma; five great-grandchildren, Bethany, Ava, Levi, John and Nora; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives and many friends who loved her and will miss her dearly.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 26, at Coffman Funeral Home Chapel in Harrison, with Pastor Rob Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Marshall Memorial Gardens in Marshall.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are Paul Stephenson, John Hodges, Landry Weston, Mark Lewis, Pierce Warren and Kaleb Osborn.
Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Tom Langston, Patsy Rogers, Annette Gerdes, Lorrie Johnson and the staff of ATLIS In Home Care.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church, Harrison, AR or Gideons International.
Online condolences may be left at www.coffmanfh.com .