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

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. (Billy)  Roughton II, Tina Roughton

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

    Billy has been a funeral director and embalmer since 1998. He has been active in the family business since he was young. Billy and Tina have been the owners of the funeral home since June 2015. Billy is the fourth generation funeral director in the family business. He takes care of the day to day operations.
    Tina has been a funeral director since 2002.
    Billy and Tina are members at Westhill Church of Christ, where Billy serves a Deacon. Billy serves with the Navarro County Youth Exposition in many different aspects and is also on the Navarro County Exposition Center Board. Billy and Tina enjoy serving their community in many different ways.
    Billy and Tina have three children, Austin, Emily and Erika.

  • 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 since 1974. He has currently retired but still helps around the funeral home when needed. He is a member of North Beaton Church of Christ, and enjoys spending time with his grandchildren. Linda Roughton has worked in the funeral home in a number of ways, from office work to driving cars on funerals. Bill and Linda have two sons and their wives, Billy and Tina Territo Roughton, current owners of the funeral home and Brad and Sheree Roughton. Brad is a fire fighter / paramedic with Corsicana Fire / Rescue and takes care of the grave services of the funeral home. Sheree is the owner and beautician at Southern Roots Hair Salon.

  • Daylon D. Caldwell

    Daylon D. Caldwell, Provisonal Funeral Director/Embalmer

    Daylon has been employed with the funeral home since 2019.

  • Tami Territo Andrews

    Tami Territo Andrews, Administrative Assistant

    Tami is the administrative assistant and takes care of the clerical work of the funeral home. She has been employed with the funeral home since 2008. Tami and her husband Clint have two sons, Chasyn and Westyn.

  • Kevin Steely

    Kevin Steely, Funeral Home Maintenance

    Kevin has been employed with the funeral home since 2008. Kevin helps in many different areas of the funeral home such as maintenance of vehicles, helping on funeral services, calls and anything else that needs to be done. Kevin and his wife Pam have three sons, Greg, Brett and Tyler.

  • Patti  Ballard

    Patti Ballard

    Pattti Ballard is the administrative assistant at the Fairfield location. She has been employed with the funeral home since 2021.

  • Floyd  Pettersen

    Floyd Pettersen

    Floyd is the preacher of Trinity Baptist Church and works part time with the funeral Home.

  • Dale  Meador

    Dale Meador

    Dale works part time with the funeral home helping where needed.