Lois Griffin Durisko
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Funeral services for Lois Griffin Durisko, 92, of Morristown, Tenn., were held on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at the Chapel of Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home in Clarksville, Tenn. Burial followed at Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville, Tenn.

Lois Durisko passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014.

She was born on Aug. 26, 1921, in Stewart County, Tenn., to Willie F. and Lillie Scott Griffin.

Lois moved to Clarksville, Tenn., in 1946 when she married her husband, George Edward Durisko, who died in 1967 in a pedestrian accident. Mrs. Durisko worked for Drs. Tosh, Sipley, Boyd and Montgomery in New Providence before going to work at Austin Peay University.

She was employed in the Post Office of the student center for 20 years retiring in 1989. She was a current member of First Baptist Church in Clarksville from April 1947, active until 2006 when she moved to South Carolina for health reasons.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; six sisters, Lucy Howell, Tishie King, Marie Griffin, Bea Bremer, Ruth Wright and Elizabeth Mathis; brother Millard Griffin; and two granddaughters, Shelia Sullivan and Katie Beth Hunter.

Lois Durisko is survived by her three daughters, Barbara Hayes (and husband Bill) of Morristown, Tenn., Lynda Sullivan (and husband Shelby) of Chuckey, Tenn. and Becky Hunter of Kingsport, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Andrew Hayes (and wife Mariane) of South Carolina, Michael Christoph of Colorado, Dana McManus of South Carolina, Patrick Sullivan (and wife Stephanie) of Georgia, Dave Christoph (and wife Lora) of Tennessee, Douglas Sullivan (and wife Daphne) of Georgia and Christopher Hunter (and wife Bailey) of Georgia; and three great-grandchildren, Ashley and Zachary Hayes and Olivia Jackson.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to First Baptist Church, 435 Madison Street, Clarksville, Tenn. 37040. Online condolences may be made at www.neal-tarpley.com.
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