2016-09-15 / Obituaries


Roland Keith Graham, 72, of Coffeeville passed away Sept. 17, 2016 at his residence.

He was born April 23, 1944 to Roland and Beryl Ford Graham. He was born in Hattiesburg, Miss. and moved to Thomasville as a child and at the age of 17, moved to Coffeeville with his family. He primarily remained a resident of Coffeeville for the rest of his life. He was a member of the Ulcanush Baptist church. His love for Christ was evident in how he lived his life. He served as a pastor for many years in his community and was also a long-time member of the Clarke County Board of Education. He never met a stranger and loved people and will be remembered as a loving and devoted father to his children and grandchildren, a dear friend to many and a wonderful brother and uncle to a host of nieces and nephews.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Joyce Autry Graham; sons, Timothy (Kim) Graham, Coffeeville, Carey Anthony “Tony” Graham, McMurray, Penn.; grandson, Daniel Keith Graham; two sisters, Rozella Ann (Jackie) Bouler, Thomasville, Molly Bea (Randy) Elmore, St. Stephens; and a brother, Michael Wayne (Ann) Ford, Tallahassee, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roland Graham; his mother, Beryl Hawkins; step-father, Carey Newton Hawkins; and a sister, Cora Faye Phillips.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., Sept. 20 until the 11 a.m. service at Ulcanush Baptist Church in Coffeeville with Revs. Eddie Butch Starks and Jesse Griffith to officiate. Interment will be in the Ulcanush Baptist Church Cemetery

Active pallbearers will be Taylor Elmore, Tyler Elmore, Jared Elmore, Jeremy Bouler, Gary Garrick Jr. and Randy Elmore.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jackie Bouler, Johnnie Bumpers, Stanley Dunagan, Ross Courington, Austin Bumpers and Jamie Dunagan.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.lathanfuneralhomejackson.com.   

Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson will direct.


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