Mrs. Dorothy Lee Malphurs Griffis passed away on September 26, 2015, from an extended illness at the age of 74. She was with her loving family members in Johnson City, TN when she passed. Lee was a Nursing Home Administrator for 23 years in the Tampa Bay, FL area and helped numerous patients and family members. After she retired, she and her husband moved from St. Petersburg, FL to the mountains in Jasper, GA, where she enjoyed gardening and wildlife. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, James Robert “Grits” Griffis, Sr. of High Springs, FL, daughter Della Ann Griffis (Mitch) Shuler of Johnson City, FL, son James Robert Griffis, Jr. of High Springs, FL, sisters Martha (Jim) Anderson of Arden, NC, Juanita Wagner of Leesburg, FL, Betty Jean (Allen) Smith Hawthorne, FL, brothers Joseph (Jennie) Malphurs of Crystal River, FL and William Malphurs of Hawthorne, FL, grandchildren Cora Lee Mumford of Tampa, Leah (John) Mumford of Tampa, Chance Logan Griffis and Nolan James Griffis both of St. Petersburg. A Visitation will be held from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Thursday October 1, 2015, with the Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. at the Milam Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Forest Meadows East.