Diane Kitt Graham Fenton (March 15, 1966- January 10, 2014) age 47 died of a debilitating disease, Scleroderma, on Friday in Elkin, NC.

Diane was adopted at seven months of age from an orphanage in Taichung, Taiwan, China. Her adoptive parents are the Rev. & Mrs. J. Billy Graham of Carthage. She was the 9th child of a Chinese family in Taiwan. She attended Carthage Elementary School and two years at Union Pines High School. She graduated from Oak Hill Academy in the Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Carthage where she was active as a child in the children's activities. Diane and her first husband, Joe Smith, had three children, Jessica, Tiffany and Cameron and two children from her second marriage to the late Russell Fenton; Amber and Forest.

In addition to her children and adoptive parents, she is survived by one sister, Delia Gray and husband, Ronnie; three brothers, Dan Graham and wife, Cathy; David Graham and wife, Renee and Dr. Douglas Graham and wife, Jane.

A memorial service is will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, February 15, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Carthage with the Rev. J. Billy Graham and the Rev. Ray Campbell officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the sanctuary.

Memorials may be made to: the Baptist Children's Home of NC, c/o First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 824, Carthage, NC 28327.

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the family.

Condolences: PinesFunerals.com

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family and loved ones.
    Leisa Dare
    Carolyn White’s Niece (Jane Gamble’s daughter)

  2. Billy and Ann, so sorry for your loss. Remember the blessed and joyful days you had with her.
    Remembering you in prayer.
    Alla and Joe Rassega

  3. Bro Billy, Ann and Family, our love and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. May God bring peace and comfort to all.

  4. Angela Muenzer … I remember you. Diane told me about you … you were her best friend. You made her a cassette tape.. with James Taylor’s song. You.ve got a friend. Hello it’s a small world… huh? Oak hill academy 85….

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