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Obituary: Clara Jean Graves, Adair Co., KY

She was a member of a prominent West Adair Co., KY family. She was faithful member of Second Christian Church, a graduate of Adair County High School, and was Union President at Oshkosh B'Gosh for two terms. She touched many lives as a foster mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She had a very big warm and caring heart for all she met.

On September 13, 2010 at 9:20amCT, the death Angel visited and claimed as heavens reward, Clara Jean Graves. She was born March 23, 1946, in Adair County to the union of Annie Dimple Johnston and Walter Ray (Jet) Graves.

The funeral service for Clara Jean Graves will be Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 1pmCT., at the Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Carter, Sr., officiating. Burial in Dudley Cemetery, 2088 Milltown Church RD, Columbia, KY. Visitation after 6pmCT, Friday, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY.

Casket Bearers: Bobby Lynn Graves, Walter Graves, Everick Lasley, Chris Wilson, Alfred Smith, Stefon Boyd, Nickolas Graves, and Anthony Miller.

Honorary: Lee Graves, Ronnie Graves, Henry Graves, Kenny Jackson, Tony Grady, Ralph Willis, Ronnie Cheatham, William Cheatham, Daniel Fishback, Eddy Houekpon-Chinconn, abd Aaron Hornbuckle.

She accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Second Christian Church where she served her church faithfully until her death. She was a graduate of Adair Co. High School, worked at OshKosh BGosh for 27 years, where she served as Union President for two consecutive terms.

She touched many childrens lives through foster care, in which she was foster mother for over 10 years. She loved helping people, she never met a stranger. One of her hobbies was taking care of her flowers. She was dedicated and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had a very big warm and caring heart for all she met.

She leaves to mourn her passing:
  • Two daughters: Jackie Graves, Columbia, KY,and Erika Graves, Lexington, KY.

  • One grandson: Stephen Graves

  • Two great-grandsons, Deason Smith and Drelynn Hollis, Campbellsville, KY

  • Three brothers, Ben (Anita) Graves, Boston, MA, Michael (Alice) Graves, Columbia, KY, and Foster Graves, Columbia, KY

  • Three sisters: Nina (Wilburn) Cheatham, Campbellsville, KY, Mary Graves, Boston, MA, and Annette Newby, Columbia, KY

  • Three special cousins: Ivy Treakle, Violet Graves, and Harlene Jackson

  • And a host of nieces, nephews and friends.<./li>
She was preceded in death by three brothers; Herbert, Bobby and L.E. Graves.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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