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 purchased the funeral home in June 2015 from Billy's parents, Bill and Linda Roughton. 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's children, Austin and wife Ashley, Emily, Erika and granddaughter Teagan.

  • 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 Williams Roughton.

  • Tami Territo Andrews

    Tami Territo Andrews, Administrative Assistant

    Tami is the administrative assistant and takes care of the clerical work of the funeral home. Tami is the sister of Tina Roughton. She has been with the funeral home since 2008.

  • Kandice Smith

    Kandice Smith, Administrative Assistant

    Kandice has been with the funeral home since 2022. Kandice takes care of the people as they come in our door and helps with clerical duties.

  • Kevin Steely

    Kevin Steely, Funeral Home Assistant / 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.

  • Patti  Ballard

    Patti Ballard, Administrative Assistant

    Patti Ballard has been employed with the funeral home since 2021. She is the administrative assistant for our Fairfield location.

  • Floyd  Pettersen

    Floyd Pettersen, Funeral Director Assistant

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

  • Dale  Meador

    Dale Meador, Funeral Director Assistant

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

  • Austin Roughton

    Austin Roughton, Funeral Home Assistant / Maintenance

    Austin has been employed with the funeral home since 2022. Austin is the son of Billy and Tina Roughton and has been around the funeral home since he was born. Austin does many things at the funeral home from helping with maintenance to working services.

  • Douglas MacGregor

    Douglas MacGregor, Funeral Pre-Planning Specialist

    Douglas MacGregor has been a funeral pre-planning specialist since 2019 helping literally hundreds of family's pre-plan funerals for themselves and their loved ones.In his experience people pre-plan to ensure they are not a burden to their families in the fullness of time. It's possibly the most selfless act they can do for their families, something their loved ones will thank them when the time comes.Pre-planning also makes financial sense as you lock in today's prices, and we can organize a payment plan as well. Whatever your budget is, we will help you create the kind of meaningful funeral you want and desire.Reach out to him to book a time to meet, his email address is [email protected] or call him on his cell (903) 229-1578.

  • Carlos  Lancon

    Carlos Lancon, Funeral Director

    Carlos joined our family business 2024. He helps families make arrangements for their loved ones and conducts funeral services.

  • Liz  Oliphant

    Liz Oliphant, Evening Assistant

    Liz Oliphant has been with the funeral home for many years. She works in the evenings helping with family visitations.