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1936 James 2022

James Harvey Graham

June 11, 1936 — December 5, 2022

James Harvey Graham was born June 11, 1936, to Anna Louise and John Harvey Graham. He spent 86 years on this Earth. In those 86 years he was a husband to Rebecca Louise Bennett Graham. He was the father of two sons, Burton Graham (wife Retha) and Gary Graham (wife Pam). He was the grandfather to Misty Fite (husband Jason), Todd Graham (wife Kim), and Macy Lomax (husband Chris). He was a great-grandfather to Ethan Webb (wife Katelyn), Jacob Fite, Kaylie Watkins (husband Murphy), Jace Fite, Paige Graham, Jaxon Fite, Levi Graham, and Cazden Lomax. He was also the great-great-grandfather to Maylynn Fite.

James worked his whole life to provide for his family on and off the farm. Ole #7, as known to his Union Carbide co-workers, retired from the workforce in 1996 to devote his time to farming and his family. James lived a life devoted to the Lord and was one of the Godliest men you could know. His entire life was an example of Christianity, servitude, the definition of selfless love and the perfect example of what a man/husband/dad/papa should be.

Matthew 22 37:40, “Jesus said unto him, thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” James loved God first and others second. He was the most perfect and precious man to his family. James told his family years ago, “Don’t talk about me when I go, tell others about Jesus.” So, if you don’t know our Lord and Savior, he would tell you to find someone that does right now and find that relationship.

James left this Earth surrounded by his family Monday morning, December 5, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anna and Harvey, brothers Billy and Don Graham. He is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca; sons: Burton, and Gary; grandchildren: Misty, Todd, and Macy; great-grandchildren: Ethan, Jacob, Kaylie, Jace, Paige, Jaxon, Levi, and Cazden; great-great-grandchild: Maylynn; brother: Jeff Graham; sisters-in-law: Charlotte, Nancy, and Joan Graham; Bother-in-law: Johnny Bennett.

Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Proverbs 20:7 The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.” James will be missed greatly by his family. Their lives were blessed by him.

The family will receive friends on Thursday December 8, 2022, at Williams Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee from4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A service for James will be held on Friday, December 9, 2022 at 10:00 AM with Larry Helton and Larry Murdock officiating at Williams Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee. James will be laid to rest at Polk Memorial Gardens.

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Thursday, December 8, 2022

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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6465 Trotwood Ave, Columbia, TN 38401

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