Grace 'Marie' Graham


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Grace "Marie" Graham, age 72, went to be with her Heavenly Father on January 27, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 9, 1946 in Dallas, Texas to George B. Beckner and Dorothy Brown Starnes Beckner
Marie graduated from Samuell High School in Dallas. She was a member of the Rainbow Girls and the Order of the Eastern Star. After moving to Athens in 1975 she received the Associate Degree from TVCC. Marie worked for many years at ETMC Athens, Gun Barrel City and Tyler. She enjoyed doing crafts such as crocheting, knitting, ceramics and volunteering for project Linus. She was a devoted wife and partner to her husband of 26 years, Steve, a caring, supportive mother to her children and an adoring grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Charlie Rudd; her stepfather, Bill Starnes.
She is survived by her husband, Steve Graham of Athens; her daughter and son-in-law Ann and Jerry Hornsby of Murchison; sister and brother-in-law Eileen and Ron Wood of Athens; her brother, Bryan Beckner of Greenville; 5 stepchildren, 18 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation at Autry's Carroll- Lehr Funeral Home at 10:00, Saturday, February 2, 2019 with a Celebration of Life at 11:00 AM officiated by Rev. Seth Davidson of St. John Luthern Church, Athens. Private burial will follow at a later date.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society.
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Published on January 30, 2019
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