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January 30, 2014

Lucy King Griffin

ALBANY — Lucy King Griffin, 91, of Albany, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital North Campus. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Long Bridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. Saturday until the hour of services.

She was born April 28, 1922 in Berrien County to the late James Richard King and the late Martha Ida Guthrie.

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was well known throughout the southeast region as a local entertainer ,"Madam Lucille". She was the widow of James Henry "J.H." Griffin and was preceded in death by three brothers, J.U. King, A.T. King, and Franklin Brown King.

She is survived by two daughters, Dinah Griffin of Fairburn and Deborah Griffin of Albany; two sons, Greg Griffin of Vicksburg, Miss. and Richard Griffin of Rome; two grandsons, Clint Risley of Fairburn and Chris (Daniela Velez) Risley of Marietta; great-granddaughter, Sofia Estella Risley; nephews, Gerald King, Sherwood King, Jim King and Brigadier General John King; and several cousins.

Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville is in charge of arrangements.

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