James Olson Griffith, 80, passed away March 18, 2014, at Signature Health Nursing Home in Jamestown.

Born in Scott County, December 30, 1933, he was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Leona Dixon Griffith; wife, Joyce Marlene Ellis Griffith; and brother, Ray (Copper) Griffith, Jr.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by step-daughter, Regina (Gary) Burchfield of Elgin; step-grandson, Jason Burchfield; step-great-grandson, Braden; sister, Patricia Toney of Rugby; cousin, Michael Dixon of New Mexico; sisters-in-law: Marilyn Overstreet, Barbara (Willard) Clowers, and Dorleen (Tommy) Loyd; several nieces and nephews, and many other relatives.

Funeral service was conducted March 21, in the chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Guy Ainsworth officiating. Interment followed at Reed Cemetery.

Arrangements by Jones & Son Funeral Home.