Griffin 'Griff' Scofield Beaman Griffin

Jun 03, 2014

1933 — 2014

LAKE JUNALUSKA — Mr. Griffin "Griff" Scofield Beaman Griffin, 80, of Lake Junaluska, passed away May 30, 2014, at his home. He was born in Troy, North Carolina, to the late John Eston and Tecy Beaman Griffin.

Griff was a music professor and the director of the opera theater for 28 years at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. After his retirement, he moved to Lake Junaluska and worked with the choir at Long’s Chapel UMC where he was a member. Griff was a part of The Junaluskans and led a very active social life.

Survivors include his cousins, Bruce Barrett, of Tallahassee, Florida, Brenda Keefer, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Kathy Coulbeck, of Bedford, Virginia; many colleagues, students, friends, acquaintances and his long time caregiver, Charlie Allison.

A memorial service will be held in his memory at 1 p.m. Friday, June 6, at Long’s Chapel UMC with the Rev. Chuck Wilson officiating. Services in Troy will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Guilford College.

A message of comfort may be left to Griff’s family and guest registry may be signed at