June 29, 2009
Charles E. Graves, US Army Ret. age 64 died Monday at his residence.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday at Union Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. William A. Stewart, Jr. Burial will follow with full military rite in the church cemetery.
A native of Granite Falls, NC he was a son of the late Robert P. and Bessie E. Graves. He retired from the US Army as a 1st Sergeant where he served for almost 22 years including several tours in Vietnam. He later worked as a Superintendent with St. Charles Manufacturing in Sanford.
He is survived by: his wife of nearly 40 years Nancy Deese Graves; daughters Tisha Miller and husband Kevin of Carthage, Jonna Graves of the home; brothers R.P. Graves, Jr. of Anderson, IN, Samuel Graves of Celina, TN, Dale Graves of Hickory; sisters Pauline Meeks of Melbourne, FL, Elizabeth Crawford of Wallins Creek, KY; grandchildren Ashley, Alexis and Grayson.
The family will receive friends at the residence of Tisha and Kevin Miller, 2389 Putnam-Glendon Road, Carthage and following the service in the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to: Union Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 898, Carthage, NC 28327, FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374, or the American Cancer Society 8300 Health Park, Suite 10 Raleigh, NC 27615.
Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is serving the family. Condolences: www.FryAndPrickett.com.