MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Graves, 98 of Mt. Juliet.
A lifelong resident of the Suggs Creek / Central Pike community, Mrs. Graves died Oct. 19, 2011.
She was a homemaker and an 84-year member of Center Chapel Church of Christ.
Services will be conducted by Bro. Darrell Duncan, Bro. Andy Connelly and Bro. John Brown. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: children Gilbert (Mary Lou) Graves, Donna G. Ferrell, Mahlon (Elois) Graves, Eddie (Beverly) Graves, Susan (Steve) Davis of Mt. Juliet, and Brenda (Bob) Lannom of Gallatin.
Also surviving are 13 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by parents Charles Cason and Ada Bell Smith Hamblen. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 70 years Grafton L. Graves; brothers Oco Hamblen, Glen J. Hamblen, Horace H. Hamblen and William Benson Hamblen; son-in-law Donald E. Ferrell.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Center Chapel Church of Christ Building Fund, 9500 Central Pike, Mt. Juliet, 37122.
The children would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the caregivers, Virginia Helbert, Eugenia McDonald, Dorothy Carter, Mary Eden and nurse Judy Wright for their love and compassion for their mother.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.