Name:    Hallie Cleveland Griffith

From:  The Register-News, Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Date:  Tuesday, January 15, 1991   

Hallie C. Griffith, 86, McLeansboro, died Jan. 13, 1991, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.  Mr. Griffith was a farmer until retirement.

He was born Sept. 10, 1904, in Hamilton County, a son of Albert and Martha Isabelle (Mayberry) Griffith. Aug. 8, 1923, in McLeansboro, he married Gladys M. Thompson, who died Dec. 3, 1959.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with Sister Mary Erwin officiating. Burial will follow at Prospect Cemetery near McLeansboro.  Friends may call 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Griffith is survived by seven sons, Robert Griffith of Morris, Adrian Griffith of Mt. Vernon, Harold and Junior Griffith, both of McLeansboro, Vertis Griffith of Eureka, Marvin Griffith of Beach Park and Leroy Griffith of Newcastle, Wyo., five daughters, Bernadine Carter of Zion, Vernice Lee of Gillette, Wyo., Genevieve Sinks of Eldorado, Geraldine Butler of Weatherford, Okla., and Rose Stepp of Baton Rouge, La.; one brother, Claude Griffith of Collinsville; three sisters, Mary Green and Grace Campbell, both of McLeansboro, and Nellie Farris of Wood River; 47 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Mr. Griffith was educated in Hamilton County. He was a Methodist.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, one infant son, one brother, one sister and three grandchildren.