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Alvin McClease Griffin

February 16, 1934 ~ November 25, 2020 (age 86)


When peace, like a river attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll, whatever my lot. thou hast taught me to say, it is well, it is well, with my soul."

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Alvin Griffin who answered the Master's Call on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie, North Carolina.

Celebration of Life Services will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 1:00pm at St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. A Walk-Through Viewing will take place on Friday, December 4, 2020 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Adkins Memorial Funeral Home. Please remember to wear your masks and social distancing measures will be in place. 

Alvin was preceded in death by seven brothers: Lemuel Jr, Johnnie, Lindbergh, Marvin, and Millet and four sisters: Vassie, Helen, Rosa Lee, and Catherine. Alvin leaves to cherish many loving memories, daughter, Gail Adkins Whitehurst; Grandchildren; Gabriel McClease Adkins and Maeriah L. Whitehurst of Elizabeth City, NC; six precious Great Grandchildren: Jaelah, Gabrielle, Ayden, Caden (Big Boy), Gavin, and Gabriel Jr. One brother; Jubby Griffin of Elizabeth City, One sister; Mary Kirklen (William), Two sister in laws; Vivian Griffin and Nellie Griffin of Elizabeth City, NC. A host of nieces and nephews as well. A special friend who loved and admired Alvin, Ms. Rina King of Elizabeth City, NC.

Adkins Memorial Funeral Home has been charged to serve the Adkins/Griffin families with excellence and care during their time of bereavement.

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December 4, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Adkins Memorial Funeral Home
1905 North Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Celebration of Life
December 5, 2020

1:00 PM
St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church
507 York Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Video is available for this event

Interment following funeral service
December 5, 2020

Memory Gardens Cemetery
Northside Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

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