April 29, 2013

Helen Louise Stanley Griffin

Mrs. Helen Louise Stanley Griffin, 70, of Dalton, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013, at her residence.

She was the daughter of the late Chester Mary Mann Stanley and was preceded in death by her son, Kendal Boyd Baker; sisters, Dimple Jane Stanley, Lealer May Cruise, Cora Lee Croan and Cataruth Stanley; brother, L.B. Stanley; and a great-grandson, Alex Singleton.

Helen loved gardening, shopping at Goodwill Industries, sitting on the front porch while listening to gospel music and going to the flea market with her baby sister Bonnie.

She also loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Most of all she loved her husband of 45 years, Larry, with all of her heart. He gave her the nickname “Ginger,” which she loved to hear.

“Ginger” is survived by her husband, Lawrence B. “Larry” Griffin of Dalton; children and their spouses, Timothy Lee and Lorelle Baker of Candler, N.C., Carla Quinette Baker and John Bartrug of West Virginia, and Tonya Sue and Luon Bass of Gaston, S.C.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonnie S. and Gene Hasting of Dalton, and Betty S. and Walter Sission of Augusta; brother, Rembert W. Stanley of Gastonia, N.C.; special sister-in-law, Janie Stanley of Clover, S.C.; grandchildren, Charity Marie and Kevin Willis, Shauna Nicole and Eric Singleton, Robert Andrew Conn II, Kayla Louise Bass, Lawrence Brett Bass, Autumn Dawn, Daniel Phegian and Leah Clara Baker; great-grandchildren, Peyton Conn, James Galloway Jr., Aiden Singleton and Gabriel Phegian; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Love Funeral Home with the Rev. Lonnie Harris officiating.

Burial will follow in Beaverdale Baptist Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Love Funeral Home today from 5 to 8 p.m.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 200 W. Emery St., Suite 3, Dalton, GA 30720.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at

Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton (across from Hamilton Medical Center), is in charge of arrangements.

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