Minnie Christine Graham Obituary

Minnie Christine Graham
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April 26, 1918 – July 1, 2012


Services for Minnie C. Graham, 94 of the Bethel Community are scheduled for 2:00 PM Thursday, July 5 in Carroll- Lehr Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jim Rawlins and Rev. Mike Baldwin officiating.
Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park.
Mrs. Graham died Sunday, July 1 at home.
She was born April 26, 1918 in Kaufman to the late Henry Sterling and Ada Belle Denton Rice. She was a life long resident of the Bethel Community and was a member of Bethel Christian Church. Minnie had worked at Dairy Queen 12 years and retired from Perry Brothers Department Store after 20 years of service.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years J. H. “Buck” Graham, brother Willie Rice and sister Mary Belle Bailey.
Survivors include daughters Caroline Jeanette Shackleford and husband C. T., Troup, Lisa Blalack and husband Ronnie, Athens, son Kenneth Graham and wife Judy, Murchison, sisters Martha Anderson, Conroe, Patty Gorman, Seven Points, Joyce Carnes, Terrell, eight grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, numerous nephews and nieces, caregivers Esther Thompson, Katrina Jackson, Cheryl McElvoy, sisters-in-law Wilna Cave, Loma Chandler, brother-in-law Ralph Graham.
Pallbearers will be Buster Graham, Blaine Shackleford, Tim Shackleford, Kevin Shackleford, Todd Shackleford, Tom Shackleford, John Cox, Graham Bradley, Gunner Bradley, Trey Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers are Justin Crawford, Luke Mitchell, Travis Shackleford.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701.
You may sign the book of memories or light a memorial candle for the family at www.carrolllehr.com .

Minnie's tribute is brought to you by:
Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home
Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home
1910 East Tyler Street
P.O. Box 2396
Athens, TX United States
Phone: (903) 675-2211
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