Frances Holliman Griffin

Staff Written Obituaries

Frances Holliman Griffin died on March 23, 2020 in Athens. Born in Atlanta on November 16, 1917, she was the daughter of Henry D. and Fannie H. Holliman and the loving wife of James Milligan Griffin, who preceded her in death. 

Admired and loved by her family, she is survived by her son C. William Griffin, daughter-in-law Lynn Griffin, grandchildren Reid Griffin (Laura), Whitney Margherio (Kris), Charles Griffin (Amanda), J. Cameron Griffin (Laura) and seven great-grandchildren.

Raised in Atlanta, Frances graduated from Washington Seminary in 1937 and went on to a long and successful career at the First National Bank of Atlanta. 

She lived in Rutledge from 1963 to 2010 and was an active community leader. 

She led the “Beautification of Rutledge” project, which helped preserve the town’s historical district. In addition, she was a longstanding board member of the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center and an elder at the Madison Presbyterian Church.  

A family graveside service will be held in Rutledge at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center.

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