The following is the obituary for my uncle Vernon Leroy Graham. I do not know in which newspapers it was published. I found it posted on his memorial at Find A Grave.

Vernon Graham

Vernon Leroy Graham1, 60, of Marshall, died August 2 in Harrison.

He was born October 4, 1932 at Watts. He was in the Dry Wall business and a Baptist.

Survivors2 include his wife, Martha3 of the home; two daughters, Connie Graham and Patricia Harrington, both of Marshall; two brothers, William of Harvey, Illinois and Jimmy Dale of East Prairie, Missouri; one sister, Janice Booker of Halls, Tennessee and seven grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday, August 5 at 2 p.m. at Roller Coffman Chapel with Rev. Jim Askew officiating.

Burial will be in Marshall Memorial Gardens by Roller Coffman Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Johnny Graham, Benny Graham, Gene Graham, Eddie Cypert, Bennie House and Doyle Graham.


  1. Funny thing, I didn’t know his first name was Vernon until he died. Everybody called him Leroy.
  2. Omitted was that Leroy’s only son Robert Daniel Graham preceded him in death in 1988.
  3. Martha? Everybody called her Lorice, her middle name.


Scan of original obituary found online at Find A Grave, “Vernon Leroy Graham”. Newspaper of publication unknown, date of publication circa August 1993.