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Irma Griffin Booth

October 1, 1921 — March 27, 2015

Irma Griffin Booth, 93, died March 27, 2015, after a short illness. She was the matriarch of not only her immediate family, but also her extended Griffin and Booth families. She was born Oct. 1, 1921, one of 12 children born to Harry and Lou Griffin. She spent her life in service to others. Granny, as she has been called by many in her later years, married Frank Booth and had three children Elva Lee, Laura Gay and Nick. Always a go-getter, she worked alongside her husband and would even “dip” turpentine and plow with the mule. She worked at “the cigar factory” in Waycross for many years and even saw Elvis when he came in the 1950s as he toured the factory. She worked at Standard Container for many years, where she would be at work before 7 a.m., and in the afternoons, she would work on the farm until dark. When she retired from the factory, she returned to full-time work on the farm whether it was in the tobacco field, cane patch, or the blueberry shed. She always had an acre garden where she worked tirelessly in the summers so she would have food in the freezers-- not only for her family but for the bereaved families of this area. It was in these gardens that she taught her work ethic to her grandchildren. She was plain spoken, hardworking and fun loving. Her greatest joy has always been her family. Despite her illness, she would praise God and thank Him for her many days spent on this earth. She has created a legacy not only for her family but also for others in Christian service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Booth, grandson Nicky Booth, five sisters: May Ola Holmes, Emma Wilson, Nettie Ruth Wilson, Pauline McCoy and Ruby Rogers; four brothers: Lester Griffin, Bill Griffin, Earnest Griffin and Henry “Skinny” Griffin. Survivors are daughters, Elva Lee Dickerson, Laura Landrum Keenan and husband John; son Nick Booth and wife Mary Jo, all of Homerville. Grandchildren: Diane Landrum Gilbreth of Homerville, Morris and Laura Landrum of Homerville; David and Jan Landrum of Lufkin Texas; Pam Landrum Roberts, of Birmingham, Ala.; Jonathan and Lisa Landrum of Homerville; Ron and Cindy Landrum Nordan of Frederick, Md., Joe Ed and Sharyn Dickerson, Athens, GA and Tanya Booth O’Berry of Homerville. She has nineteen great-grandchildren and eleven great-great grandchildren, one sister: Juanita Arnold Pittman, Homerville and one brother: Paul McCoy, Homerville. The family will receive visitors at Roundtree Funeral Home Saturday, Mar. 28, 2015, from 6- 8 p.m. The funeral will be held 3 p.m., March 29, 2015, at New Vision Church of God with Rev. Jerry Baldree and Pastor W.G. Smith officiating. Interment will be at Shiloh Church Cemetery. She requested that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to New Vision Church of God. Condolences to the family may be conveyed at the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net. Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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