With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Edward (Ed) S. Griffith of St. Matthews, SC, who passed away on August 22, 2021, at the age of 71. Ed was born in Orangeburg the youngest child of the late Frank and Mary Ellen Griffith.

After finishing Orangeburg High School, he attended The Citadel and graduated in 1972. Ed worked many years in the insurance business in Calhoun County for both Farm Bureau and Santee Insurance Company. He never met a stranger and was always up for a good conversation. Ed loved and cared for the people in the community where he lived and affectionately called everyone “his people”. He enjoyed golf and being with others. Even when his health started to decline, he still followed his friends around the golf course and would not miss the many of the men cookouts.

Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 48 years, Jane Griffith of St. Matthews; sons, Ben (Lauren) of Murrells Inlet, SC and Chandler (Joda) of Greenville, SC; his eight precious grandchildren, Mary Karr, Clara, Millie, Emerson, Henry, Knox, Fisher, and Claren; siblings, Frank Griffith (Jo) of Huntersville, NC, Theresa Walling (Thomas) of Lexington, SC; sisters-in-law, Mildred Ann Freeman of Niceville, FL, Nancy McClary (Guy) of Kingstree, SC; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 25, at Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 6122 Cameron Road, Cameron, SC. CDC guidelines for the COVID-19 virus and social distancing will be observed during the service. All attendees will be required to wear a mask.

Ed was an organ recipient which extended his life and at the request of the family, please consider becoming an organ donor to help others share more time with their loved ones. Also, in lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Shady Grove United Methodist Church or Epworth Children’s Home. (Epworth Children’s Home, PO Box 50466, Columbia, SC 29250 or donate on line at Give Online – Epworth Children’s Home.

Posted in: Dukes Harley Funeral Home

Posted on: 2021-08-25

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