Henry Arvis Riffe

May 8, 1932 ~ May 31, 2021 (age 89)


Henry Arvis Riffe, 89, of Grayson, went to be with his Lord on Monday, May 31, 2021 at his son and daughter in-laws residence surrounded by his loving family. Arvis was born on May 8, 1932 on Crane Creek in Greenup County, Kentucky. He was the son of the late O.D. "Sodie" and Mary Martin Riffe. In addition to his parents, Arvis was preceded in death by two brothers, J.O. Riffe and Reuben Riffe. Arvis was in active member of Pactolus United Methodist Church. Arvis worked as a mechanic at the Ford garage for over 36 years. Arvis was known for his kind spirit and contagious personality. Arvis is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth "Libby" Claxon Riffe of 69 years; one son, Tom (Marcia) Riffe of Grayson; two daughters, Brenda (Frank) Forrest of Grayson and Karen Elfreich of Evansville, Indiana; five grandchildren, Bethany (Rob) Martin, Sarah (Dustin) Everman, Tim (Sarah) Riffe all of Grayson and Matthew Elfreich and Christian Elfreich of Evansville, Indiana; six great grandchildren, Kerrick Barber of Georgetown, Kaden (Kaitlyn) Barber, Kenzie Barber, Macey Everman, Nolan Riffe all of Grayson and Jayda Martin of Ashland; one great- great grandchild, Kassidy Rae Barber of Grayson; and a host of friends and extended family who all mourn his passing. Pallbearers will be: Kerrick Barber, Kaden Barber, Tim Riffe, Dustin Everman, Matthew Elfreich, Christian Elfreich, Rob Martin and Terry Damron. Funeral services will be 2 pm Sunday June 6, 2021 at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Bro. Perry Kouns and Bro. Delmar Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith-Claxon Cemetery in Greenup Co. Visitation will be 6-9 pm Saturday and after 12 noon Sunday until the service hour all at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the Riffe family at


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June 5, 2021

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Malone Funeral Home
325 Malone Lane
Grayson, KY 41143

June 6, 2021

2:00 PM to TBD
Malone Funeral Home
325 Malone Lane
Grayson, KY 41143


Smith-Claxon Cemetery

Crane Creek, KY

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