Griffith, Dessie Lee Newsome

Age: 81

Mrs. Dessie Lee Newsome Griffith, 81, of Thornton Boulevard, died July 28, 2011. She was born in Warren County, Ga., and was the daughter of the late Leroy Newsome, and the late Maggie Dye Newsome Dunaway. She was retired as a seamstress from the UniFirst Corporation. Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 31, at 2 p.m., in the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Beverly Casstevens officiating. Burial will follow in Johnson Cemetery, in Warrenton, Ga. Survivors include her husband, W.T. Griffith, Sr.; daughter, Angela Lee Frazee and son-in-law, Don Frazee, all of Jonesboro; brothers, Leon Newsome, Jr., of Thomson, Melvin Newsome, of Vidalia; grandchildren, Tabitha Frazee and Donnie Frazee; great-grandchild, Aiden Frazee, and five other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Griffith was preceded in death by her sons, John David Griffith, and W.T. Griffith, Jr., and her brother, Lewis Newsome. The family will receive friends Saturday, July 30, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home, in Thomson, Ga. Please visit BeggsFuneralHome.com for additional obituary information, or to sign the family’s personal guest book. Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Ga., is in charge of arrangements, (706) 595-4100.