Wanda “Faye Griffis” Perkins, age 82, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset.
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 26, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of McCreary County Funeral Home with Bro. Daniel Ridener officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 12:00 noon until funeral time at the funeral home.
Born on September 21, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Carrie (Vanover) Swain. Also preceding her in death are a son Jerry Ridener; four brothers MacArther, Leslie, Elvis, and Edward Swain and two sisters Ivory Swain and Virginia “Jimbo” Vanover; two sister in laws Mary Swain and Bonnie Swain; two brother in laws Cecil Ridener and Herman Ridner.
Surviving is her husband Jerry Perkins of Wiborg, one daughter Marylou Harp and husband Jim Petersburg, Kentucky; son Eugene Griffis and wife Rose Marie Sue of Whitley City. Faye has two surviving brothers, Evert "Jody" Swain and wife Rhonda of Parkers Lake and Eddie Allen Swain of Sidney, Ohio. She has three sisters, Fontella Ridener, Diane Ridener and Joyce Goodin and husband Howard all of Parkers Lake; sister in laws Roxie Mitchell and Connie Swain both of Parkers Lake; brother in law James “Herb” Vanover of Parkers Lake. Faye is also survived by eight grandchildren along with eight great grandchildren.
Faye had worked her life as a CNA and loved cooking, growing a garden and canning, and making quilts. Faye was of the Baptist faith.