Funeral services will be today at 11 a.m. at Ackerman Baptist Church, with Coleman Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
Mrs. Graves was a retired home economics teacher who taught for 23 years. She was an active member of Ackerman Baptist Church for over 60 years, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School director, senior adult leader and Women's Missionary Union leader. Mrs. Graves was a strong Christian who encouraged others.
She leaves behind her husband of 61 years, Elvis Lamar Graves; daughters, Martha Carol Schiffman, Nell Bowman, Kay McBee; son, Benny Graves; brother, Frank Benson. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren, one great-grandson and a devoted caregiver, Daisy Miller.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Ackerman Baptist Church at P.O. Box 277, Ackerman, MS 39735.