MEBANE – Garland Lee Graves Sr., 83, of 303 North 7th St., Mebane, died Friday night, May 24, 2019 at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Graves was born July 13, 1935 in Caswell County, son of the late Robert Glenn and Janie Love Wade Graves and was husband of 28 years to Alma Faye Scarlett Graves who survives. He previously worked for the Roxboro Police Department, volunteered as a firefighter, was a member of the Person County Sheriff’s Department where he served as Sheriff from 1970 to 1974, then later retired from Northern Telecom, attended Lambs Chapel Church, and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Lee enjoyed camping, Nascar, and just watching sports of any kind.
Surviving in addition to his wife are four children, Wanda G. Blalock and husband, Terry of Timberlake, Sheila G. Barefoot and husband, Jimmy of Newton Grove, Garland L. Graves Jr. and wife, Kellee of Timberlake and Robert G. Graves of Roxboro; five grandchildren, Laura Rogers and husband, Dan, Derek Wallace, Chris Wallace, Jenna Wallace and Collin Graves; great grandson, Jaxson Rogers; brother, Bobby Gene Graves and wife, Jane of Asheboro; three step-children, Angie Dickey and husband, Michael, Jimmy Riley and wife, Candy, David Riley; 10 step-grandchildren, Brooks Barefoot, Ashlyn Barefoot, Chelsea Dickey, Abby Dickey, Graham Dickey, Landon Dickey, Olivia Dickey, Dylan Ball, Tyson Riley and McKenzie Riley.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2019 at The Lamb’s Chapel in Haw River, with the Rev. Ken Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Person Memorial Cemetery in Roxboro. The family received friends and guests for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Pallbearers were Ray Allen, Danny Curtis, Michael Dickey, Reggie Herring, Jimmy Riley and Tyson Riley.
Arrangements are by Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services, 1810 Durham, Road, Roxboro, NC 27573. Online condolences may be made at stricklandandjonesfs.com.