Mrs. Stella Mae Bradley Griggs
Submitted by Donnie Pickard
Van Buren County Democrat
August 19, 1937
Mrs. J. F. Griggs
Mrs. Stella Mae Griggs, beloved wife of J. F. Griggs Sr., died at her home in the Walnut Grove community at 10 o'clock Sunday morning, August 15, following an illness of several weeks caused from gall bladder trouble and complications. Interment was in the Walnut Grove Cemetery Monday morning, services being conducted by her pastor, Rev. Noggles of Scotland. Burial was in charge of Coffman's Funeral Home of Clinton.
Mrs. Griggs was born and reared in this immediate vicinity. She was the daughter of the late John T. Bradley and Mattie Ruff Bradley, and was 59 years, 11 months and 14 days old at the time of her death.
In early womanhood she was married to J. F. Griggs and to them four children were born, one son and three daughters, as follows: Everett Griggs of Walnut Grove; Myrtle, now Mrs. Garland Horton, of Green Forest; Mattie, now Mrs. Lester Chandler of Walnut Grove, and Eula, now Mrs. Dolphus Love of the Craig community, near Scotland.
Mrs. Griggs was a true and devoted wife, a kind and loving mother, a good neighbor and a consecrated Christian lady. She had been a member of the Methodist church for many years. She had been in ill health for two years or more, but was bedfast eight weeks. All that skilled physicians and loving care by her family and friends was done for her, but the Master saw fit to call her to her bright reward.
Besides the grief stricken husband and children she leaves to mourn her passing several grandchildren and two brothers, S. H. Bradley, of Okemah, Okla., and Jim Bradley of Walnut Grove, all of whom have the sympathy of many friends in their deed sorrow.