AUGUST 15, 1941 - JANUARY 2, 2009

 Berton Dale Griffin, 67, of West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma died January 2, 2009, at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Arkansas. Born August 15, 1941 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, he was the son of George Griffin and Beatrice Phillips Griffin. He was self-employed as an excavator. Berton served in the National Guard and was a member of the Cincinnati Methodist Church.   He married Sue Bunnell in Stilwell, Oklahoma on November 7, 1964.

  Survivors include his wife Sue of West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma; two daughters, Darla Ann Beaty and husband Lance of Keller, Texas, and Marla Jan Happy and husband Paul, of Gentry, Arkansas; one grandson Jon Happy and one granddaughter, Briana Happy, both of Gentry, Arkansas; three sisters, Helen Lacy and husband Charlie, Joan Todd, and Alleen Griffin, all of Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

  Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 6, 2009, at Wasson Memorial Chapel, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, with Chaplain Sonny Chandler and Harold Thornton officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Siloam Springs. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 5, 2009, at Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs.