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Michael Allen Graves, 72, Columbia, KY (1948-2020)

Michael Allen Graves of Columbia passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at his home. He was 72 years old.

The funeral service and burial in Dudley Cemetery will be private.

The family has chosen a Drive-thru Visitation on Thursday, December 16, 2020 from NoonCT to 1pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

He was born November 16, 1948, in Adair County, to the late Walter Ray "Jet" and Dimple Johnston Graves. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Elysse Lasley, three brothers, Herbert, Bobby and L.E. Graves and two sisters, Clara Graves and Annette Newby. Mike retired from General Electric after 36 years, a member of Second Christian Church, a farmer and an avid University of Louisville fan.

Survivors include:
  • His wife - Alice Jones Graves of Columbia
  • Four sons - Everick Lasley and his wife Kelly of Bowling Green, Chris Wilson and his wife Jennifer of Mt. Washington, Dillion and Thomas Graves both of Columbia
  • One daughter - Vickie Graves of Louisville
  • Two brothers - Ben Graves and his wife Anita of Boston, MA and Foster Graves of Columbia
  • Two sisters - Mary Graves of Boston, MA and Nina Cheatham and her husband Wilburn of Campbellsville
  • Nine grandchildren
  • Two great-grandchildren
  • Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Michael Allen Graves, 72, Columbia, KY (1948-2020)

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