Phylip Griffin

Phylip Griffin, 81, of Paris, passed away at 5:57 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind. He was a machinist for 54 years; 26 years at Stewart Wire in Paris and 28 years at Charles Industry in Marshall.

A funeral service is 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home. Burial is in Edgar Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the funeral home, with Masonic services at 2 p.m.

Mr. Griffin was born Nov. 5, 1936, in Symmes Township, Edgar County, the son of the late Howard and Lillie Parsley Griffin. He married Norma Hollingsworth Griffin July 7, 1959, in Clark County, and she survives.

Other survivors include two brothers, Jim (Betty) Griffin and Ralph (Betty) Griffin, both of Paris, Illinois; his twin sister, Phylis (Russell) Brooks; a sister-in-law, Betty Griffin of Casey; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother John Russell Griffin; and a sister, Alice Marietta.

Mr. Griffin was a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge 268 A.F. & A.M. in Paris and a 26-year member of Danville Consistory. He also was in the National Guard.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association.

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