Lloyd McGraw, Jr. age 81 of Carthage died Wednesday morning at Peak Resources – Pinelake in Carthage after a long hard fought battle with cancer.

A graveside memorial service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, July 19, 2014   at Unity Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Warren and Edwin Moore officiating. The family will receive friends at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home Thursday July  ,   10 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and other times at the home.

A native of Moore County he was a son of the late James Lloyd and Harriet Watson McGraw. He was a graduate of Carthage High School and NC State University. Lloyd received a degree in Civil Engineering and first worked in Newport News ship yards where he helped design ships. He later worked with his father in the insurance business and then later obtained his plumbing, electrical and general contractors licenses and began his own construction business where some of his sons would work with him.

Lloyd was the Carthage Man of the Year in 1961. He served on the Carthage town board for eight years, was a retired Carthage fire fighter and a lifetime member of the Jaycees.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister Harriett McGraw Loy.

He is survived by: his wife Mary Hall McGraw; children James Lloyd McGraw, III of Cornelius, Lee McGraw of Carthage, Kay Thompson of Goldsboro, Guy McGraw of Aberdeen and Nathan McGraw of Alexandria, VA; step children Todd Peed of Hamlet, Steve Peed of Carthage, Sara Mahon of Carthage and Angie Burgess of Sanford; grandchildren Tucker, Brody, Rhylen, Allie and Jamie.

Fry and Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage is assisting the McGraw family.

Condolences: PinesFunerals.com


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  1. Guy, we are very saddened by your loss of your Dad! Our prayers are with you and the entire McGraw family. Please keep your faith in all things, good and bad! God’s peace, love and comfort to you all is our prayer!

  2. Lloyd was a good and gentle soul with a great smile, and I was never bored having a conversation with him. I will miss him. Deepest sympathy to the family.

  3. Guy – I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. God has another beautiful angel.

  4. Nathan, Guy and the rest of the family,

    You have our thoughts and prayers thru this very difficult time. I love you Nathan and & Guy. I hope that you are able to find peace and comfort in knowing that your dad loved you both. Remember the go

  5. Lloyd will be missed. Generous an Godly men like Lloyd are truly rare. He made a huge difference in the many lives he touched.

  6. Dear Jay, Kay, and Lee,

    Annie Hellen and I are so saddened to learn of your father’s passing. He was a wonderful man. We have so many fond memories of him.

    With love,

    Uncle Frank

    Aunt Annie Hellen

  7. Mr. McGraw turned 70 years old when he worked on our house, transforming a carport into a garage. He came along after we had received bids from so many other contractors in the area. He was smart, and he was the only one who was able to make this conversi

  8. I am sorry to hear of your loss. The death of a loved one is one of the most devastating experiences a human can face. At times, the loss can seem unbearable. The Bible promises; ‘God is near to the brokenhearted.’ It also says: ‘Throw your burden on God

  9. Lloyd was a class and basketball team member,reunion attendee, I miss him,only 12 of the 32 that graduated in 1951.Max Way70

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