of Clinton, AR
August 21, 1949 - December 13, 2022
Patricia Elaine Smith Griggs was born at home on August 21, 1949 in the Spring Valley Community, White County, Arkansas to the late JR Smith and Vivian (Price) Smith of Searcy, Arkansas. She passed in her home on the evening of Tuesday, December 13, 2022.Elaine was a 1967 graduate of Searcy High School and a 1968 graduate of Foothills Vocational Technical School with a certification in office occupation. Her first job was with Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America. She married Billy Wayne Stokes from Kensett, Arkansas. During that time, they had one son, Brandon Wayne Stokes. She worked twelve years in county government in the Circuit Clerk and Recorder's office at the White County Courthouse. Her last place of employment before retirement was Arkansas Kraft Employees Federal Credit Union in Morrilton, Arkansas. Bill passed away in February, 1982. Elaine remained a single parent for 6 years before meeting Glenn Griggs of Clinton, Arkansas at the Roger Wooten Memorial Park in Center Ridge, Arkansas. It was 4 years before Glenn asked her on a date to the Ricky Skaggs concert as Glenn was a confirmed bachelor. They married June 4, 1988 and have made their home in Clinton, Arkansas for the last 33 years. Elaine has been a member of the First Baptist Church in Clinton since 1989. Her favorite scripture is Romans 8:38-39. She is survived by her husband, Glenn; her son, Brandon Stokes and three grandchildren, Mariah Davis her first step-granddaughter, Branson Stokes of Searcy, Karli Bartilson (Nathan) of McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey and a host of extended family and friends.Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 1340, Clinton, Arkansas 72031 or Walnut Grove Community Cemetery in care of Glenn Griggs, 7040 Highway 95 West, Clinton, ArkansasVisitation will be from noon until 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at the First Baptist Church in Clinton, Arkansas. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the church. Interment will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Clinton, Arkansas.To express online condolence please visit www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clinton
Loved, loved, loved this sweet, precious, saint of God. She was a light that will be missed in her community by many. Prayers for the family.
Praying for y’all
Glenn, we are so sorry for your loss. You and Elaine were a sweet couple. We sure enjoyed your company. I truly enjoyed singing with Elaine. She is singing in Heaven andI hope to sing with her again.
Elaine was truly a very special person. We had some treasured times together in our younger days!! She has gone through so many tough times, but is now with the One who carried her through them all. I'm so saddened at her passing, but am assured we will meet again one day. Prayers for Glenn, Brandon and all who loved her!!!
We are so very sorry to hear about Elaine. You will be in our thoughts and prayers today and the days ahead.
Prayers for you all 🙏❤
Our thoughts and payers are with you Glenn and your family
Love, love Elaine. I am so sad by the news of her passing. I have such fond memories of Elaine while growing up in Searcy. We attended the same church, Temple Baptist and I was besties with Audra her niece. Sending love and prayers
Glenn, deepest sympathy in the loss of precious Elaine. Keeping you and your family in thoughts of deepest care and love.
Glenn, I am so sorry to learn of Elaine's death. She was a dear lady and a fine Christian. She was taken from us much too early in her life, but the lord was merciful in taking her soon after her terrible diagnosis. I know you would not have wanted her to suffer longer. My prayer for you will be that the Lord will give you strength and courage to face the coming days and months.
Glen, we are so sorry for your loss. Elaine was such a wonderful person. Always smiling and sweet. Prayers go out to you and your family. Dewey and Janet Bruce family
Glenn you have my deepest sympathy.
So sorry for the loss of an amazing lady. The angels are rejoicing.
We were so sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. She was such a kind soul and always had a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed! Praying for you, Glenn, Brandon and family.
Glenn, We are so sad for your loss. We will miss running into y’all and talking. 💕. We know Elaine is in Heaven and definitely in her element. She was a beautiful example of what it means to be a Christian. You both are. While we grieve, Heaven rejoices. Love, Gail and Joel
I knew Elaine back when she worked at the White County Court House in Searcy. She was with a group from Kensett & they use to sing at the church I go to. A sweet Christian lady. Prayers for this family.
Elaine was a dear, sweet and funny friend. She could always make me laugh and gave wonderful advice. We had some good times. I know she is dancing on Heaven's golden streets.
Elaine was such a sweet and gracious person. She will be missed by all that knew her. We are praying for Glen and all of Elaine’s family.
Glenn I am saddened to hear about Elaine's passing. She was a sweet and happy soul, and I will pray for you and your family. 💙
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Glenn, I am so sorry for your loss of Elaine. I am praying for you and your family. Love you
We’re heart broken to hear of Elaine’s passing tonight. I’m so glad that y’all happened by the house a few weeks ago and had a good visit. I never saw Elaine without a smile or a good word to say about something.She will be sorely missed.
Glenn: I was so saddened to hear of Elaine;s death. She was such a lovely person and seemed to be a fine Christian, I know you will miss her greatly. But the Lord was merciful in taking her so soon after her diagnosis. You would not have wanted her to suffer any longer. My prayers are for you and the rest of her family.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Elaine was a precious, loving soul. May God wrap His loving arms of comfort around your family.Dana
Brandon and Glenn, I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Elaine’s passing. She always was so sweet and full of kindness…even back in the day when three very loud boys would make a whole lotta of noise around her house. It was always a pleasure running into her when I would come back to Clinton and see her at church. God bless you all.
I am so sad to read of Elaine’s passing. I loved talking with her when running into her. She was always so upbeat and happy. Glen I am so sorry for your loss.
Glen and Family, So sorry for the passing of your loved one. Ms. Elaine will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Glenn and Brandon,I am so sorry about Elaine. She was such a fine lady and I enjoyed visiting with her anytime we ran into each other. My thoughts and prayers are for you in this time.
Sorry for you guys loss....Thoughts and prayers to the family..
Glenn - we are praying for you and your family's comfort and peace as we praise God for curing Elaine, taking her into His arms as He welcomed her to her eternal home. I know so many of her friends and family are there to welcome her as she will welcome us one day.
Sweet Mrs. Elaine. She always had a smile and a word of encouragement. She will be truly missed.
Glenn and family: We are so sorry for your loss. Elaine was such a happy person and such a pleasure to be around. I am so thankful that we got to know her. You are in our prayers.
Sympathy to Glen and the family in the loss of this dear, kind lady.
Elaine was one of th most sincere Ladies I have ever known.She had a voice of an Angel, and shared it with us at Temple Baptist Church in Searcy for many years. We Loved her Dearly. Prayers for th family
She was a very sweet lady.Didnt know her well but she always treated you as a friend..She will be missed 🙏❤️
We also saddened by Elaine’s passing, she was such a sweet person and we will all miss her, remembering Glen and her family in prayer
We are so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. She was always such a uplifting person. That smile of her was so amazing. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
I am sorry so for your loss my prayers and thoughts are with you and your families 🙏❤️
Elaine was such a sweet person and always had a smile for you. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers will be for Glenn and Brandon.
I’m so very sorry Glenn. You are in my prayers. Hugs
Glenn, Brandon and family. I'm so very sorry for you loss. Elaine was such a gracious mentor to me all my years at FBC. She was the epitome of Christ ! Prayers for peace and comfort for you all! I'm forever blessed to have known Elaine!!
What a wonderful lady!She will be missed.Prayers for your family
So sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. My thoughts are with Glen and family. She always would say hi to me with a smile. I always loved talking with her. During the Chuckwagon Races she would bring us her pies and she always told me to get mine before everyone got theirs because she knew they would go fast. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
I am so sorry to learn about Elaine's passing. She was a beautiful person who was such a joy to be around. I enjoyed singing and playing music with her and Glenn so much! My sincere heartfelt condolences to all her sorrowing family. I lift you up in prayer.
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers
So sorry for your loss. Elaine was one of the nicest lady. She was pleasant and sweet. Prayers for you and the family.
We are so sorry to hear of Elaine passing. Glenn, we are keeping you and your in our prayers.
So sorry to hear about Ms.Elaine. She was a sweetheart and will be gravely miss. Glen we are praying for you and the family.
We’re going to miss this sweet, beautiful lady. She always had a smile and hug for us. She and Glen always made us feel welcomed and loved every time we were with them.
Glenn and family, Toney and I areSo sorry for your loss! Elaine had such a sweet smile which showed her love for Jesus and all the people she met! She will be greatly missed in our church which she loved so much! God bless and keep all of you and give you peace!
Glenn,I am so sorry to hear of Elaine's passing. She was a wonderful lady and I know that she will be missed by many. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Glenn, I’m so sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. She was such a sweet person and I know you feel her loss deeply. Many prayers for you and all of those who loved Elaine.
Glenn and Brandon, We are so saddened to hear about Elaine. I know she is rejoicing with Jesus and smiling with her beautiful smile. Let those sweet memories comfort you during this time.Dale andPam Breedlove
Elaine was such a special lady to know and we were blessed to have known her. She was truly an inspiration to everyone who knew her. Our prayers are falling on Glenn and the family. May the Lord see you through these times. Gods blessings to you. Gary and Rejina
Elaine was a very sweet cousin. Always had a beautiful smile! A wonderful Christian lady and I know we will see her again! May God surround her family in His Love with comfort and Peace! Patricia Johnson
Glen and family , We are so sorry for your loss .
Glenn and family, we’re so sorry to hear the sad news of Elaine’s passing.Your in our thoughts and prayers.
Elaine was such a beautiful friend! We are so sad for her family, especially Glenn. I used to sing with er and Glenn sometimes. Both were good singers and loved singing gospel music. We will miss her!
So sorry to learn about Elaine's passing. Prayers for endurance to her family. Elaine seemed to ALWAYS be having a good day and visiting with her always made my day better. She gave me some valuable advice - years ago during a tough time in my life - that really helped me. I am Blessed to have known her.