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Florene Scott Griffin Obituary


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“Flo and Griff were so much a positive, friendly, always smiling Christ-filled part of Central City. I would look forward to trips to the cleaners as...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Paul McRee - Central City, KY

“I miss you, Flo. You were so good with young children. I'll always remember you showing me how to rest my nose :) ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Scott Huddleston - Beaverton, OR

“We are in SC for the birth of another granddaughter. We and all of our children loved Flo so very much. She and Griff were like family to us. ...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Leslie and Bill Greenwood - KY

“Flo, my mentor, my friend. She made me feel so special by allowing me to help serve and help out with the ABC (Able Bodied Cats) Club @ First United...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Sally Washburn - KY - friend

“Flo was a very giving person. My fondest memory of her was the Christmas of 1968. Dale and I had just married on the 21st of December. We went...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Charlotte Moss Vincent - Bedford, KY

“I have many fond memories of Flo. Flo and Miss Willie Evitts took me under their wings during my volunteering days with the ABC Club. Flo was such...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Jane Shewmaker - Louisville , KY

“Such a wonderful lady. We have known her since our childhood days at the Methodist Church. Also our Mother, Marjorie Moss, worked as a bookkeeper...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: The Moss Sisters - friends

“Flo was a great sister and I have shared many good times with her and her husband, Griff, in Central City. When I was young and just starting to...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Nancy Scott Green - Winchester, TN


CENTRAL CITY - Florene Scott Griffin, 97, formerly of Central City, died Friday, February 1, 2013 at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Owensboro. She was born in Nashville, TN on July 18, 1915, the daughter of the late Charles Leslie and Flora Corbitt Scott. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence LeRoy Griffin, her sisters Dorothy Scott Shutt, Margaret Scott Baggett, and Virginia Scott Brown, and her brother, Charles Leslie Scott, Jr.

Mrs. Griffin, or Flo as she was called by family and friends, had lived in Central City since the 1940's. Initially, she worked as a bookkeeper for the Coca-Cola Company in Central City. Later, she and her husband, Griff, purchased Sanitary Cleaners which they operated until their retirement in 1981.

Flo was a member of First United Methodist Church of Central City, where she served on many church committees and boards, and taught Sunday school classes. She also participated in the Women's Society of Christian Service, later United Methodist Women, and held positions in the women's organizations of the United Methodist Church at the Conference level.

Flo belonged to various community civic and service organizations and worked closely with senior citizens groups, including the ABC Club, in Central City. She was an avid golfer for many years and enjoyed participating in golf tournaments and took great pride in winning several tropies. She and Griff also loved playing Bridge and she was a member of several Bridge groups in Central City. Flo enjoyed playing board games and word games with her family and friends. After their retirement, Flo and Griff moved to the Courtyard in Central City where she continued to organize and participate in senior activities and games.

Survivors include two sisters, Nancy Scott Green and Jean Scott Jackson of Winchester, TN, her niece, Margaret Baggett Britton (Joe) of Owensboro, and her grandniece, Margaret Britton Patchett (Jeff), Kannapolis, NC, and grandnephew, Scott Britton, Owensboro, whom she considered her grandchildren.

Other survivors are nieces, Dorothy Anne Shutt Huddleston, Nashville, TN, Linda Brown Childs (Lee), Woodstock, IL, Kathy Brown Douglas (Tommy), Chattanooga, TN, Penny Jackson Morris (Robbie), Estill Springs, TN, and Ann Jackson Solomon (Tim), Winchester, TN, and nephews John F. Baggett, III (Diane), Melbourne, FL, Charles Leslie Scott, III (Elizabeth), Tenafly, NJ, Bill Shutt (Edith), Nashville, TN, Dennis Brown, Fernley, NV, and Tim Brown (Angie), Chattanooga, TN, as well as a number of grandnieces and grandnephews, and her close friend from childhood to the present, Mary "Tootie" Merritt, Kinston, NC.

The funeral service will be held at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City at 11:00AM on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. Visitation will begin at 10:00AM prior to the service. Private burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery in Central City.

The family extends deep appreciation to many of the staff of Hillcrest Health Care Center for the considerate and thoughtful care they've provided Flo. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Broad Street, Central City, KY 42330 or Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.