JASPER Elvia Dean Griffith, 65, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.Dean was employed by The Department of Motor Safety where she took photos for drivers license. She never met a stranger and loved her job. She was preceded in death her parents, Newton and Lona Mae Bowman; brothers, Randall Bowman and Robert Bowman; granddaughter, Samantha Brooke Griffith.Those left to cherish her memories are her son, Dewayne Griffith, of Jasper; granddaughter, Danielle S. Griffith; Vonzella (Tad) Hamilton; brothers, Franklin Bowman, Charles Bowman both of Whitwell, William Bowman of Palmer; Several nieces and nephews.Family will receive friends 1-9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.Funeral Service 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Rab Ramsey officiating. Interment to follow at Whitwell Memorial Cemetery.In lieu of flowers please make donations to funeral home to help with funeral cost.Arrangements by Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home 423-658-7777.