Lois Slaughter Whitaker
Lois Slaughter Whitaker, 83, of Mansfield died Sunday, April 13, 2008. She was born September 13, 1924 in Madison to Jacob and Sarah Odum Slaughter. She lived her life here in Morgan County. She married Mell Whitaker in 1947 and together they raised seven children. Mrs. Whitaker was a homemaker and enjoyed providing for her family. She loved cooking, embroidery, playing the piano and singing.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Mell M. Whitaker and their children, Cecelia Saffold of Greensboro, Melba Peppers and Larry of Covington, Johnny Whitaker and Reba of Madison, Albert Whitaker and Sharon of Rutledge, Alan Whitaker and Sue of Rutledge, Margo Carr and Jeff of Monroe and Doyle Whitaker and Judy of Rutledge; two sisters, Eloise Bowden Long and Jeanette Saffold; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers Frank Slaughter and Edmund Slaughter and a sister Virginia Wagnon.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 15 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of A. E. Carter Funeral Home. Rev. Richard Harris officiated.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The American Diabetes Association.
A.E. Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Miles Daniel Griffith
Miles Daniel Griffith, 53, of Great Falls, a U.S. Navy Veteran and homebuilder, died of brain cancer April 6, 2008 at Peace Hospice.
Memorial Services are planned at a later date.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Griffith of Great Falls; parents, Gene and Jayne Griffith of Loganville; daughter, Somer (Chet) Williams of Helena; son, Shaun Miles Griffith of Chester; daughter, Kady Griffith of Great Falls; sisters, Greta (Kenny) Romain of Chester and Jeri (Marlo) Gackle of Loganville. He is preceded in death by one niece, Kendra Romain, and one nephew, Jesse Romain.
Mr. Griffith was born July 21, 1954, in Great Falls. He grew up and attended schools in Alaska, Maine, California, Utah, Windham and Miles City before graduating from high school in Miles City, Mont. The results of being an Air Force brat.
He married Susan Jeffery in 1975, and later married his current wife Jo Ann Cobban in 1985.
He served in the U.S. Navy for six years before entering the Naval Reserve, then later Army Reserve and then the Army National Guard.
He managed Little Big Man Pizza; worked at Sears in Lewistown; worked at the Eagles Lodge in Lewistown; managed Willow Oak Farm in Madison for 14 years; and, most recently, served as project manager for various home builders in Georgia, finally returning to Great Falls in January 2008.
He served as a Scout Master for Troop 91 in Madison and enjoyed volunteering in the local school systems and churches. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hiking, hunting, fishing and whitewater rafting. He was a fan of NASCAR, the NFL and the Atlanta Braves.
Memorials are suggested to your local Boy Scout Troop.
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