Obituary: Dempsey R. Graham

Originally published at the web site for the Southeast Missourian. Thank you to Pat Graham for alerting me to Dempsey’s passing. Dempsey Graham MORLEY, Mo. -- Dempsey R. Graham[1], 93, of Morley passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 7, 1920, in Watts, Ark., to…

Obituary: Berlene Graham

Berlene Graham Cody, a daughter of John Jasper Graham and Danner Copeland, passed away yesterday. Last December, I published a short biography of her that was taken from an advertisement for Perry County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, where she was residing. Rest in peace, Berlene. Berlene Graham Cody Berlene Graham Cody, age 88, of Perry,…

Berlene Cody

I recently came across an advertisement for the Perry County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Perryville, Arkansas. The ad was unusual in that it featured a profile of one of the residents of the center: Berlene Cody, née Graham, the daughter of John Jasper Graham and Danner Copeland. The profile gives a good representation of…

Tidying Up The Gray Home

A revision was published to the article on John Jasper Graham, adding in new information taken from the obituaries of John and his wife Danner. Expanded the paragraphs regarding John and Danner’s deaths Added a photograph of their grave marker Corrected the spelling of “Delois” Expanded the section on name variations Made some grammatical corrections…

Obituary: Silas Danner Copeland

Here is the death notice for Danner Graham, published in The Sikeston Standard-Democrat on Tuesday, 11 June 1996. Danner Graham SIKESTON – Danner Graham, 98, died at 6:50 a.m. June 11, 1996, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. The following day a full obituary was published in…

Obituary: John Jasper Graham

Originally published in The Daily Standard of Sikeston, Missouri on Monday, 13 August 1979. John Graham MORLEY – John Jasper Graham, 83, a retired farmer, died at 9:40 p.m. Saturday[1] at Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau, where he had been a patient since Aug. 2. He was born Jan. 19, 1896 in Watts, Ark.,…

Grahams Mark 60 Years of Marriage

Originally published in the Sikeston Standard Democrat on 9 April 2006: Grahams mark 60 years of marriage MORLEY -- Mr. and Mrs. Dempsey Graham[1] were guests of honor during a 60th wedding anniversary open-house celebration March 5 at Morley Church of Christ. Hosts were their children and grandchildren. Graham and the former Lillian Delene Harris…

Obituary: Dessie Ann Coker

I’ve recently been doing a lot of research into the Copeland family for an upcoming article and came across this obituary mentioning Virgie and Danner Copeland by their married names. This turned out to be a key document for the article, so I’m presenting the obituary here. It was originally published in the Midland Reporter…

Silas Copeland & California Cypert

1870 Silas Richard Copeland was born on Friday, 10 February 1871 in Griggs Township, Van Buren County, Arkansas. He was the son of Burgess M. Copeland. California E. Cypert was born circa 1872 in Arkansas. She was the daughter of William and Asenath Cypert. 1890 On Monday, 15 August 1892, Silas Richard Copeland, age 21,…