My aunt Jan passed away on Tuesday. This is her obituary as it appeared on the Halls Funeral Home website:

Janice Booker, age 87, of Halls passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Janice was born November 9, 1934 in Searcy County, AR. She is the daughter of the late Daniel Page and Blanche (Watts) Graham.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and great-great grandmother. Janice was a former employee of Tupperware and a homemaker.

Janice is survived by two daughters: Janice Marie (Jose Lopez) Hammock of Halls, TN and Linda Kay (Ed) Diefenbach of Gates, TN; one brother: William Graham of Henagar, AL. She also leaves four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, William Lloyd Booker; two brothers; Leroy Graham of Marshall, AR and Jimmie Graham of East Prairie, MO.

The funeral will be held 12:00 pm on Friday, June 17 at Halls Funeral Home, 109 N. Church St. Halls, TN with Bro. Bobby Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow in Edith Cemetery in Ripley, TN.

Calling hours will be Friday, June 17 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Halls Funeral Home, 109 N. Church St., Halls, TN.


“Janice Graham Booker.” Halls Funeral Home,!/Obituary

5 thoughts on “Obituary of Janice Graham Booker

  1. I am doing some cleaning up for the first time since my wife passed. I guess you could say I was in a bad place for a year or more after she passed.
    I have some letters, pictures, death certificates, POW documents for some of the family. I think I have a copy of Edna’s application for pension benefits from Sanford Kelly’s service in the Confederate military. If you would like them or a copy, I can probably scan them and send them to you.
    I have letters (emails) from one of Sanford Kelly Graham’s granddaughters who sent me a number of emails with family details given verbally to her from one of Sanford Kelly’s daughters. She sat with her and wrote down all the info she was given. Her name was Lucille. Without looking, I want to say the daughter’s name was Donna, but I may be wrong on the name. I know the daughter never married.
    Some of the info I have from various family members goes into the 2000’s.
    I also received letters and pictures from different family members of their families and their history. I am not sure if you are aware of CMT disease which is a hereditary disease that runs in part of the Graham family.
    Anyway, if you would like the info I have for your records, let me know.
    I always liked to get as much detail as possible from actual living family members. I had one of the family members of Sanford Kelly tell me they were forced to register as Indians when she was a little girl in Philadelphia, Mississippi. She remembered the trip to do so.


  2. So sorry abt your aunt Byron – may she rest in peace now!!!

    Byron – do you know who her parents were? I guess she was a Watts, am trying to place her.


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