Joe Graham, Jr.

Joe Graham, Jr., age 92, of Dublin, died early Thursday morning July 16, 2009 at his residence following a long illness. The son of the late Joe Graham, Sr. and Janie Draper Graham he was born in Drapers Valley on January 12, 1917. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 49 years, Lucille Whitman Graham and a son, Joseph Samuel Graham, six sisters and a brother. Mr. Graham was a life-long farmer and during World War II served on the Guard Force at the Dublin Bagging Plant while continuing his farm operation. An employee of Appalachian Power Company during the building of the Fairlawn Community, he enjoyed telling of digging by hand the hole for the first electric power pole there. He served on the board of the Farmers Home in Pulaski County. He was a member of the New Dublin Presbyterian Church and served on the board of deacons. He is survived by a son, David Draper Graham of Brooks, Maine; two daughters, Sidney Graham Hatsell of Dayton, Ohio and Jane Whitman Graham of home; three granddaughters, Elizabeth Hatsell Manz of Dayton, Ohio, Carol Hatsell Smith of Bristol, Tennessee and Ashley Lucille Graham of the home; four great grand children, Emily, Abby and Cameron Manz of Dayton, Ohio and Morgan Smith of Bristol, Tennessee; and a sister, Janie Graham Wilson of Suffolk. A graveside service will be held Saturday July 18, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. in the Draper’s Valley Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Russell Shaw, lay minister and close family friend officiating. Friends may call at the home anytime Friday or Saturday. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home, Pulaski.



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