History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

In 1946, W.E. and Reppie Griffin established Griffin Funeral Home on the corner of West 5th Avenue and North 14th Street in Corsicana. Through hard work and dedication to the families they served, they earned a reputation as an honest and caring funeral home. 

Today the vision of how people should be treated is carried on by grandson William (Bill) Griffin Roughton and his wife Linda Roughton. From the time he was old enough to help, Mr. Griffin had his grandson by his side; teaching him how to treat people with respect and dignity. In 1981 Griffin Funeral home acquired the funeral home in Blooming Grove, and in 1985 Bill and Linda Roughton built Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana at 1530 North 45Th street. 

W.E. Griffin was proud of the new funeral home that was built, and he was there every day until his death in 1987. In 2000 Bill and Linda Roughton built Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Fairfield at 450 East Main street to serve the people of Fairfield and Freestone County.

Today we are into our fourth generation with Mr. and Mrs. Griffins great grandson William (Billy) Griffin Roughton II and wife Tina Territo Roughton serving as funeral directors at both Corsicana and Fairfield.

Our Valued Staff

William G. (Bill) Roughton,  Linda Roughton

William G. (Bill) Roughton, Linda Roughton

Bill has been involved in the funeral industry from an early age when the funeral homes ran the ambulance service. He has been a licensed embalmer for thirty years. He still to this day makes calls and helps families make arrangements, and see's those arrangements thru on funeral services. He is a member of the Corsicana Lions Club, deacon at North Beaton Church of Christ, and spends what little free time he has with his grandchildren. Linda Roughton has worked in the funeral home in a number of ways, from office work to driving cars on funerals. She volunteers with the Navarro Regional Auxiliary. Bill and Linda have two sons and their wives, Billy and Tina Territo Roughton and Brad and Beth Franks Roughton. Brad is a fire fighter / paramedic with Corsicana Fire / Rescue and takes care of the grave services of the funeral home. Beth is a teacher with the Frost ISD.

William G. (Billy)  Roughton II

William G. (Billy) Roughton II, Funeral Director / Embalmer

Tina Territo Roughton

Tina Territo Roughton, Funeral Director

Daylon Caldwell

Daylon Caldwell, Provisonal Funeral Director/Embalmer

Tami Territo Andrews

Tami Territo Andrews, Administrative Assistant

Kevin Steely

Kevin Steely, Funeral Home Maintenance

Gloria Hobdy

Gloria Hobdy, Funeral Home Assistant

Gena Altman

Gena Altman, Funeral Home Assistant

Thomas (Doc) Dockery

Thomas (Doc) Dockery, Funeral Assistant

Dusty Ledbetter

Dusty Ledbetter, Funeral Assistant

Joyce Brown

Joyce Brown, Evening and Weekend Funeral Assistant