A resident of Pride, she died January 15, 2013 at 4:28am at her home. She was 80 years old. Visiting will be at Sandy Creek Baptist Church on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 from 5pm until 9pm and continues on Friday, January 18, 2013 from 9am until religious service at 11am conducted by Dr. Jerry Potts. Burial will be in Sandy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Pride. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Oscar Lee McGraw. 4 sons, Kenneth McGraw and wife, Patty; Joe McGraw and wife, Debbie; Greg McGraw and wife, Jennifer; and Jeff McGraw and wife, Annette all of Pride. A brother, Roland Bankston and wife, Twila. Grandchildren, Ginger Parks, Brad McGraw, Amie McGraw, Cody McGraw, Katy McGraw, Michael McGraw, Leremy McGraw, Lacy Shaffer, Brittany McGraw and Joey Forbes. 12 great grandchildren. Also survived by her friend, Belinda Brown, whom she loved as a daughter. She is preceded in death by her father, Clyde H. Bankston and mother, Addie Edwards Bankston. Brothers, Clyde Alvin Bankston, Tommy B. Bankston and Larry Lionel Bankston. Pallbearers will be Cody McGraw, Brad McGraw, Roy Ashford, Mike McGraw, Roland Bankston, Jerry Cooper, Mantle Austin and Jeremy Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be John Gerage, Danny Kimble, James McCarrol and Leremy McGraw. Special thanks to Cannon Hospice nurse, Tammy Rivett for all your care and compassion. Share sympathies, condolences and memories at www.CharletFuneralHome.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Jan. 15 to Jan. 17, 2013