Carol Slaughter Griffin, 81, died Thursday, May 24, 2007 in Lexington, S.C.

She was a lifelong resident of Fairhope; a graduate of Fairhope High School and the University of Oklahoma School of Nursing and served in U.S. Army Nurse Cadet Corps. Upon graduation, she returned to Fairhope and became involved in the growth and development of Fairhope’s first community hospital, The Jordan Clinic. Part of her career also included serving as a nurse for the Baldwin County Health Department.; she was one of the founding members of the early St. James Episcopal mission in Fairhope where the earliest services were held in a local home on Fels Avenue. Throughout her life she was an active member, serving the church in many capacities among those being Vestry service, altar guild and fund raising committee for the construction of the present church, chapel and parish hall. Her community involvement included hospice volunteer for families with children with terminal illnesses, Thomas Hospital Auxiliary volunteer, several years of involvement on the City of Fairhope Welcoming Committee, as well as serving as an American Red Cross Nurse.

Survivors include her daughter Carol “Bobbee” Martin Heidbreder; three granddaughters, Amanda, Elizabeth and Katie; three great-granddaughters Hannah, Sydney and Madeleine; one great-grandson, Asheton; and a younger sister, Elizabeth.

She was preceded in death by her son Marvin.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16 at St. James Episcopal Church in Fairhope.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Dr. Robert Heidbreder Memorial Fund (ID# 0000567989) at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 301439, Houston, TX 77230-1439 or St. James Episcopal Church ALTAR GUILD, Fairhope, AL.