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Stephen Edward Griffith

January 1, 1950 ~ December 14, 2019 (age 69)


Stephen Edward Griffith, 69, passed away after a hard-fought battle with cancer on December 14, 2019 in Morehead City, North Carolina.

Steve was born on January 1, 1950 in Eden (Leaksville) North Carolina to Ithmer "Pappy" Oliver and Alpha Brammer Griffith. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. After his military service, Steve obtained a bachelor’s degree from N.C. State University in 1977. He spent most of his career as a builder and craftsman, first in Ferrum, Virginia, and then in Morehead City.  His favorite pastimes included collecting classic vinyl albums and vintage tools.

The family will celebrate his life in private.

Steve is preceded in death by his brothers, James and Samuel, and his sister, Jean. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Rebecca “Becky” Griffith (née Tavenner) of the residence, and his daughter, Elizabeth “Betsy” Lindsey Griffith Polich and her husband, Kevin, of Harrison, Tennessee.

Memorial donations in memory of Steve can be made to Crystal Coast Hospice House PO Box 640, Newport, NC 28570 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516

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Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.

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