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Ben L Smith High School
Class Of 1968

Obituary for James Lester Griffin (Wayne Alley's step-father)

James Lester (Pete) Griffin, 86 of Greensboro, passed away peacefully at his home on September 20, 2020 just in time to celebrate his beloved wife’s 93rd heavenly birthday. He was born February 9th, 1934 in Rockingham County to the late Walter and Myrtle Harris Griffin. In addition to his parents and wife, Pete was preceded in death by his sister Frances Bailey, brother Richard Griffin, son Steve Alley, son in law Richard Wright, and daughter in law Cackie Alley. Left to cherish his memories are his daughters: Toni Wright and Raynell Suits (Wayne); his sons: Wayne Alley (Phyllis), Gary, Mike and Jamie Griffin (Leigh), his 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, and many special family and friends. Pete was a dedicated provider, husband, father, and grandfather. At the young age of 17, he served his country faithfully in the Navy during the Korean War. There will be a public viewing opportunity at Forbis and Dick in Pleasant Garden on Wednesday, September 23rd from 5-7. A graveside service will also be held at Guilford Memorial Park Sedgefield on Thursday, September 24th at 11. Special thanks to Pete and Laverne’s long-term caregiver Cindy Nelson (Tim). Thank you both from the bottom of our hearts for being family when we needed you most. Our deepest gratitude to Pete’s dedicated weekend care givers Wendy Smith and Karen Howerton. Also, many thanks to Gary, Marie, Shannon, Leigh and Alley for their help with his care. In addition, the family would like to extend their appreciation to Hospice of Greensboro, the Greensboro Fire Department Station 8, and EMTs Taylor Wyatt and Jonathan Murdock, and special friend Tommy Ozment. He will be greatly missed by all those he left behind. Thank you, Pete, for your sacrificial love that held our family together. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to AuthoraCare Greensboro (Hospice). Cindy says she hopes heaven has a good supply of milkshakes, sweet potatoes, peanut butter and banana sandwiches and chewing gum! We love you, Pa.
Forbis & Dick Pleasant Garden Chapel is serving the Griffin family. Online condolences may be offered at

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of James Lester Griffin please visit our Sympathy Store.





Photographs from our 50th reunion have been posted in the "50th Reunion" page located on the left side of this page.





Welcome to the Ben L Smith High Class Of 1968 web site. We began our life's journey after high school over forty years ago.  This site can be used to continue communicating with classmates you have stayed in contact with over the years - and, it's a great way to find long lost friends who have just slipped through the cracks of time and have been impossible to locate.  Please participate by completing your profile and ENJOY THE SITE!

Please tell other classmates about this site and encourage them to complete their profiles. 


The Bossy Ladies and Bud met at PJ Chang's on Saturday, November 11, 2017







The Bossy Ladies Society met at P.F. Chang's on Saturday, October 27, 2012.  A great time was had by all!  For an inside view of the event, click on the "Bossy Ladies 10/27/12" link on the upper left.








The second annual Decade Party was held at Thirsty's 2 on Saturday, November 27, 2010.  There were about 100 Smith alumni in attendance representing classes 1964-1970 plus others from Grimsley, Page, Northwest Guilford and Ragsdale.   We enjoyed  Original "Boar & Castle Burgers", Buttered Steak and French Fries!  






Glenwood and Friends Gathering

A number of our classmates, and other Smith alumni attended the Glenwood and Friends Gathering at Thirsty's 2 on July 24.  If you lived in Glenwood, Hunter Hills, Southmont, Hillsdale Park, Rolling Roads or Ardmore between 1950-1970, you probably knew someone who attended.  To view pictures, go to 




 Our first ever class family picnic was held on Sunday, June 27 at High Point City Lake.  We had several generations represented from some of our classmates. In spite of a very hot day, we had a great time!!!  Thank you Phyllis and Rita for making this day a reality.  Cecelia Cook Gannon and husband, David - cutos for your hard work getting us fed! Pictures can be viewed in the link to the left "BLS Family Picnic."







Join our classmates on the "Message Forum."  There's lots of chatter and a few facts.  Be sure to roll up your pants legs and watch where you step! 












Skip Lefler  9/30
Eddie Miller  9/30
Sam New  10/1
James Brookbank  10/3
Lynn Pace (Wright)  10/3
Rene Boseman (Bess)  10/6
Kerry Trent  10/10
Larry Scott  10/11
Richard Beal  10/14
Charles Skinner  10/18
Vicky Manuel (James)  10/22