Alfred Curtis Graham, age 87 of Dublin, died Thursday evening March 4, 2010 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born November 13, 1922 in Floyd County, VA and was the son of the late Pearl Yates Graham and Andrew Lester Graham. He was a veteran of W.W.II having served in the U.S. Navy, was a graduate of V.P.I. and S.U. class of 1949, and was an avid Hokie fan for over 60 years. Curtis owned the Western Auto Store in Dublin during the mid 1960’s and early 1970’s. Curtis retired from Ruritan National with over 30 years of service, having served as Assistant Executive Secretary, and Acting Executive Director for a period of time. He was a charter member of the Ruritan Road Club, and served in all major club offices including the Dublin and Ruritan Road Clubs, and New River District Governor in 1965. He was also a 49-year member of the Henry Clay Masonic Lodge #280 A.F.&A.M. in Dublin, was a member of the Kazim Temple in Roanoke, a member of the Dublin Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder. He was also a member of Toastmasters International, where he served in a variety of positions.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years: Helen Smith Graham of Dublin: a daughter; Sandy Myers and her husband Keith of Roanoke: a son; Robbie Graham and his wife Jaime of Dublin: a sister; Virginia Jones and her husband Franklin of Radford. He is also survived by two grandsons, Scott Myers and Gregory Myers.
Funeral services will be held Monday March 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Dublin Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jeanette Tagg officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens where the V.F.W. Post 1184 will conduct military honors and Henry Clay Lodge #280 will conduct Masonic graveside rites. The family will receive friends Sunday at the church from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Curtis displayed his love to all, but more especially to his family, and was always a very optimistic leader in the community. Curtis never met a stranger and always had a smile and a handshake for everyone! Flowers will be appreciated, but for those who wish, they may make memorial contributions to the Ruritan National Foundation P.O. Box 487 Dublin, VA 24084, or to the Dublin Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 2027 Dublin, VA 24084. Online condolences my be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefunerlahome.com
Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski.