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Gracie Mai Graham, 78


Gracie Mai Graham, age 78,
of Lafayette, TN passed away early on Sunday, September 18, 2010 at Sumner
Regional Medical Center. Funeral services for Gracie Graham were conducted on
Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Brother Tony
Day and Elder Ronnie Wheeler officiating. Mike Montgomery and Gary Graham
served as Honorary Pallbearers. Stanley Ellis, Steve Ellis, Alfus Woodard,
Jackie Woodard, Clint Graham, Scott Victory, Curtis Dallas, and Andy Scruggs
served as Active Pallbearers. Interment followed in the Dixon Springs Cemetery.


Gracie Mai Graham was born on
August 8, 1933 in Trousdale County, Tennessee to the late Tommy Ellis and Eva
Louise Gregory Ellis. She was married to John Oakley Graham on December 30,
1950 sharing 25 years together and raising two children, John and Merilyn. Her
husband preceded her in death on July 4, 1976. Besides her husband and parents;
grandson, Curt Graham, brothers, Thomas Ellis, William Ellis, Woodrow Ellis,
Roberton Ellis, and James Ellis, sisters, Janeva Scruggs, MaryLee Jenkins,
Nannie D. Woodard, and Fannie Dixon, also preceded Gracie in death. She worked
for Trousdale Manufacturing in Hartsville as an inspector for several years,
but more importantly she was a housewife and mother. Gracie’s family meant
everything to her. Cooking for the family and gathering them around the kitchen
table were the happiest times for Gracie. The grandchildren and
great-grandchildren kept her busy, but she loved every minute that she spent
with them. Gracie’s spare time was spent canning vegetables out of her garden
and working in her flowerbeds. Gracie was saved as a young woman at Goodwill
Missionary Baptist Church and later in 1944 joined Dixon Creek Missionary
Baptist Church where she remained a member. She loved having company over and
her guest always enjoyed their time with Gracie. Her fun loving personality was
pleasant to be around. Gracie will be deeply missed by family and friends, but
our loss is Heaven’s gain. She is survived by; Daughter and Son-in-law, Merilyn
(Tony) Day of Lafayette, TN, Son and Daughter-in-law, John (Kaye) Graham of
Hartsville, TN, Brother, John(Frankie) Ellis of Hartsville, TN, Grandchildren,
Clint Graham of Lafayette, TN, Michele (Curtis) Dallas of Lafayette, TN, and
Kim (Scott) Victory of Murfreesboro, TN, Great-Grandchildren, Destiney Graham,
Zach Dallas, Isaiah Dallas, Savannah Victory, and Dayson Victory.