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Juanita Crawford Griggs


Funeral services for Juanita Crawford Griggs, 104, were held Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at the Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was at the Wanette Cemetery under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.

Mrs. Griggs, beloved grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2021.

Juanita was born September 25, 1917 in Noble, Okla., a twin and one of six children born to Tom and Lula (Wilkerson) Cable. She spent her early years in Noble and later moved to the Goldsby/Washington area.

Juanita fondly remembered her days playing basketball for the Lady Warriors with her twin sister, Loretta, and was proud to graduate with the Warrior Class of 1935. She married young, to Hubert “Short” Crawford. Juanita worked tirelessly as a homemaker, caring and providing for Short and their son, James.

She was a woman of great faith and a longtime and faithful member of the Church of Christ. She enjoyed music of any kind, but especially the old gospel hymns. She had a huge heart for people, never met a stranger and looked for ways to help others.

She later married Orville Lee Griggs, and they made their home in Meeker. Her last years were spent at Sunset Estates in Purcell, and she was very proud to be a member of the Centenarian Club. She will be dearly missed!

She was preceded in death by her great-granddaughter, Jacie Cochran; her son, James Crawford;  parents, Tom and Lula Cable and siblings, twin sister Loretta Owen, Frankie Willingham, Jewel Stine, Learlene Vanek and Freda Williams and daughter-in-law Becky Crawford.

Juanita is survived by her granddaughters, Lea Ann Stephens and husband, Jay, of Washington and Jeanita “Jan” Curry and husband, Brad, of Washington; great-grandchildren, Rebecca Owen, Ashley Curry, Stephanie Stephens and Katherine Coplen and husband, Brad;  great-great-grandchildren, Maddux Parker Denton, Avery Grace Owen, Jaxon Jay Cochran and Zoey Ann Coplen; and a host of other family and friends.

Online condolences may be made at wilsonlittle.com.