Hazel V. Griffith, 82

Factory worker

February 15, 2007

Hazel V. Griffith, a retired factory worker and homemaker, died Feb. 8 of heart failure at a nursing home in Romney, W.Va. The former Glen Burnie resident was 82.

Hazel Virginia Butler was born in Essex and grew up in a home on Railroad Avenue in Elkridge. She attended Elkridge High School and worked as a bottler at the Calvert Distillery in nearby Relay.

She lived in Lansdowne and moved to Glen Burnie in 1968, and went to work for the Liskey Aluminum Co. in Linthicum making computer flooring.

In 1980, she took a job at Westinghouse Electric Corp. soldering and assembling electronic components. She retired in 1990.

Mrs. Griffith was a longtime member of Melville United Methodist Church in Elkridge, where she taught Sunday school and sang with the choir.

"She enjoyed cooking, dancing and attending family functions with her brothers and sisters," said a son, Ronny Wayne Griffth of Catonsville.

Mrs. Griffth liked to travel and listen to the music of Hank Williams, Merle Haggard and Toby Keith, her favorite country music artists.

Last year, Mrs. Griffith moved to her daughter's home in Romney.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete.

Also surviving are another son, Charles Leroy Griffith Jr. of Bradenton, Fla.; a daughter, Virginia Lee Cotton of Romney; a brother, Richard P. Butler of San Antonio; a sister, Lorraine Berkeridge of Essex; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Her marriage to Charles L. Griffith Sr. ended in divorce.

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