L. Francis Griffin, Sr. Monument
Original Author: Dell Upton
Created: ca. 2000
Medium: Photographs, Digital photo

L. Francis Griffin, Sr. Monument

This photograph shows the tombstone and monument to Reverend L. Francis Griffin in Farmville. He is granted the epitaph “The Fighting Preacher,” and the tombstone includes the poem “A man for all seasons / a man for all reasons / a man for great gallantry / being full of valor / courage and liberality.” It also includes the quote, “You may have to bear it, but you don’t have to grin.”