Eleanor Chastain Griffies

July 26, 1925 - January 1, 2022
Eleanor Chastain Griffies


Eleanor Chastain Griffies, age 96 of Hampstead, NC, sadly passed away on January 1, 2022.

Eleanor was born on July 26, 1925 in Miami, FL to the late James Stanton and Ruth Connelly Chastain.

Eleanor had a career as a librarian before becoming a High School English teacher. She was incredibly proud to be in the profession and went as far as to obtain her Master’s Degree. Eleanor worked as an instructor for 30 years. Her students all loved and respected her; she never had to raise her voice to keep her students on their best behavior. As an English teacher, Eleanor was an avid reader. She especially loved researching genealogy. She traced her family tree back for generations. Eleanor was a part of many genealogical societies, which she was especially proud of. These records are now passed down to her daughter. When she wasn’t tracing her family history, Eleanor also adored crafting. She followed many different paths and created many projects.

Eleanor is survived by her daughter Lisa Griffies and her son Marc Griffies, as well as her granddaughter Trece Biddle. In addition to her aforementioned parents, Eleanor is predeceased by her husband of 32 years Clyde Griffies, who passed in 1979, and her sister Dorothy Smith.

There are no services planned at this time.

Eleanor will be interred at her family cemetery, Harrison #2 Cemetery, in Cairo, GA at a later date.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Hampstead Chapel – 16076 Hwy 17 N Hampstead, NC 28443 910.821.1713


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