OAKLAND CITY — Berniece “Bea” Griffith, 96, of Oakland City, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at Good Samaritan Home and Rehabilitative Center in Oakland City.

She was born in Monroe City to parents, Emerson Blake “Pete” Cockerham and Ora (Biggs) Cockerham.

Bea is survived by her four daughters, Loretta Hartley of Washington, Carla Gibbs of Oakland City, Judy Helsley of Oakland City, and Sue Cook of Petersburg; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren, with two on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl Griffith; four grandchildren; step-daughter, Ruth Woods; and siblings, Hazel, Pauline, Winnie, June, and Rose.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City, Indiana with Brother Harley Nickless officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Campbelltown. A visitation will be held at 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

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