Paulenna “Polly” (Gallien) Griffith, age 62, passed away on December 21, 2023, at Ruby Memorial Hospital after a sudden decline in her health including a life threatening illness. She was born April 6, 1961, in Clarksburg, WV to Okey and Leatrice Gallien.
She graduated from Philip Barbour High School in 1979 and Fairmont State College in 1982 with a degree in Veterinary Technology Science.
On June 30, 1993, she married Lyle Brooks Griffith of Philippi who survives. Also surviving are her parents, Okey and Leatrice Gallien, one sister Teresa Dougherty and husband Don, one stepson Thomas Lyle Griffith, a nephew Paul Crego and his family, a niece Michelle Pappas and her family, special friends Lisa Dunn, Sobha Gorugantula and many other friends.
She was preceded in death by Lyle’s parents Brooks and EvaLee Griffith. Polly loved animals from an early age, especially her cats, and enjoyed feeding the birds, squirrels and deer that came into her yard.
She was preceded in death by Sammy, her dog and Puskins, her traveling companion cat, who rode with them on the truck for over 18 years. She and her husband Lyle were the owner-operator of L & P Trucking Company. They traveled all over the country delivering cargo for twenty years. They were both two-million-mile safe drivers and Polly, along with her husband, Lyle was awarded the 2010 Safe Driving Award.
Polly was a genuine, loyal, and giving, kind person. She went out of her way to help others, expecting nothing in return.
In honor of Polly’s wishes cremation will be honored.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home and on-site Crematory 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Saturday December 30, from 1- 3 pm. A memorial service will be held at 3 pm with Pastor Sam Haught officiating. In lieu of flowers donations, supplies, or volunteer hours may be made in her honor to Animal Friends of Barbour County, 320 Valley Bend Rd. Belington, WV 26250.