Funeral services for Golda (Williams) Graves, 93, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:30 PM, Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Cliff Hughes and Rev. Brad Graves officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Timpson. Ms. Graves passed away April 14, 2011, in Garrison, TX.
Born January 19, 1918, in Stockman, Texas, Golda Mae Williams Graves was the daughter of the late David Lee and Elizabeth (Rhodes) Williams. She was a graduate of Timpson High School and received a teacher's certificate from Stephen F. Austin State Teacher's College. In 1956 she graduated as valedictorian from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology. She spent her adult life as a school teacher and lab technician. Golda also found time for her love of travel. She visited all of the states, including Alaska three times, and journeyed into eastern Canada and Mexico. Each winter she was a "snowbird" in the Texas Valley. Golda was a member and faithful supporter of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son Richard Clanton Graves and wife Rita (Johnson) Graves of Timpson; sister Wanda Williams Horn of Kirbyville; grandson Rev. Brad Graves and wife Wendy of Timpson; granddaughter Ginger Young and husband Thomas of Timpson; and great grandson Gannon Graves of Timpson. In addition to her parents, Golda was preceded in death by brother Heber Williams and 2 sisters: Maureen Moore and Marie Crawford.
Visitation for Golda Graves will be 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Saturday, April 16, 2011, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson.
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