Monthly Archives: April 2011

Obituary: Blanche B. (Watts) Graham

I recently wrote to the Roller-Coffman Funeral Home in Marshall, Arkansas to see if they had kept copies of the obituaries for my grandparents Daniel and Blanche Graham.  While they did not have Daniel’s, they did have Blanche’s, and Linda Steen of the funeral home very kindly sent to me a copy of it, which I have transcribed here.

Blanche Graham of Marshall died in the Marshall Nursing Center, Tuesday February 16, 1993, at the age of 77.

She was a housewife, and Baptist.

Survived by three sons:  Vernon L. Graham of Marshall, AR.  William C. Graham of Harvey, IL.  Jimmie D. Graham of East Prairie, MO.

One daughter:  Janice L. Booker of Halls, TN.

One sister:  Mrs Ermadean Kelley of Marshall, AR.

Twelve grandchildren.

Thirteen great grandchildren.

One great-great grandchild.


North Arkansas Chapel
Marshall, Arkansas
2:00 P.M.
Saturday, February 20, 1993


Reverend Billy Joe Reid


Mainord Cemetery
Marshall, AR

Coffman Funeral Home
Marshall, AR


Roller-Coffman Funeral Home, Marshall, Arkansas.

North Arkansas Ancestor Fair

The “oldest and most popular family-history event in north Arkansas” will be held 3-4 June 2011 in Marshall, Arkansas. “The North Arkansas Ancestor Fair is an annual event that offers county historical societies and family historians sharing and collecting information about northern Arkansas families.”

Regular readers of Graham Ancestry know that Marshall is the epicenter from which my Graham and Watts lines radiate.  Odds are high that there will be distant cousins in attendance carrying the ripe fruit of family knowledge waiting to be harvested.

I also hear that the world-famous author of Graham Ancestry may be in attendance!


North Arkansas Ancestor Fair

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