Betty Ann Griffin, 86, of Hamburg, died Monday, August 6, 2018. Mrs. Griffin was a native and lifelong resident of Hamburg. She was the first Director of the Ashley County Housing Authority, having worked there for over 25 years. She volunteered for the Salvation Army and the Ashley County Medical Center and was an active member of the Hamburg Church of Christ.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Samuel Griffin in 1965; her parents, Thomas Walter & Cathryn Spencer Venters and her sister, Lois Barnett.
She is survived by a son, Bobby Griffin, and wife, Betty, of Hamburg; a brother, Dr. Tommy Venters, and wife, Anna Ruth, of Benton; she was Ging Gong to her granddaughter, Katy Griffin Dupree, and husband, Dale, of Hamburg and she is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Tommy Bush and Bro. Joe Sponagule officiating. Pallbearers are Oliver Griffin, Dale Dupree, Chuck White, Willard Barnett, Richard Robertson and Reid Erwin. A private burial will be in the Hamburg Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Hamburg Church of Christ, 1109 N. Main Street, Hamburg, AR 71646.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.