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Kathleen Griffis (Mercer) Hutto

September 28, 1937 ~ July 12, 2019 (age 81)

Kathleen Griffis Hutto, age 81, of Douglas, Georgia passed away on Friday July 12, 2019 at Tift Regional Hospital. Mrs. Hutto was born on September 28, 1937 in Atkinson County, Georgia the daughter of the late Charles Avon Mercer and Rachel Morgan Mercer.

She worked as a sales clerk with Harvey’s Supermarket and attended Southview Church of God. She also worked as a substitute teacher with the Coffee County School System.

Mrs. Hutto was preceded in death by her first husband, James Melvin Griffis and second husband, Charles J. Hutto, two sisters, Christine "Rose" Rawles and Pauline “Sissie” Avery, brother, Carlie Ben Mercer and grandchild, April Michele Griffis.

Survivors include, daughter, Susan Carelock (husband Nolan) of Douglas, GA; two sons, Marty Griffis (wife Shelia) of Douglas, GA and Keith Griffis of Douglas, GA; sister, Carlene M. Walker of Brookfield, Ga; four grandchildren, Kristi Batten (husband Ben) of Ambrose, GA, Amanda Murphy (husband Kevin) of Douglas, GA, Cari Jo Crosby (husband Clint) of Douglas, GA and Nolan Ryan Carelock of Douglas, GA; great grandchildren, Madison Batten, Maylee Batten, Ava Murphy, Chloe Crosby, Caroline Crosby and Cammie Jaymes Crosby.

Funeral services will be held on Monday July 15, 2019 at 11:00am at Sims Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Byron Griffis and Rev. Billy Musgrove officiating. Interment will follow at Douglas City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6pm to 9pm at Sims Funeral Home.

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Sims Funeral Home, Douglas, GA is in charge of arrangements.

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