June E. Graham

born and raised at McComas, WV

A Sweet Gentle Loving Person who everyone loved


BLUEFIELD — June E. Graham, age 76, of 134 Hurricane Ridge Road, Bluefield, W.Va., died on July 25, 2008 at a Bluefield hospital. On June 16, 1932, a beautiful baby girl was born to Ethel Gillenwater Graham of Rt. 20, Bluefield and the late Trigg Graham. Due to a birth defect, her parents were told if she lived 3 to 6 months, they could say they had one of the wonders of the world. This past June 18, 2008, she turned 76 years of age. What a mighty God we serve. June loved people.  She never met a stranger and never forgot anyone she knew.  For 73 years, she was hardly sick. She only spent one night in the hospital in those 73 years.  The last three years she had a lot of health problems. She never complained, did not want to ask for anything, and accepted what was handed to her.  She asked no questions and dealt with it the best she could.  Her greatest love was her Lord, her church and her family. June was a faithful, dedicated member of New Vision IPHC.She was preceded in death by her father, Trigg W. Graham; brother, J.D. Graham; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Graham; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Gillenwater. She is survived by: Her loving mother who was always by her side, Ethel Gillenwater Graham of Rt. 20, Bluefield; her sister and caregiver who cherished every moment she had with her, the Rev. Connie Black and husband the Rev. James Black of Rt. 20, Bluefield; nieces, Yolanda Greene, Princess Black Fogus and husband Marty; nephews, Anthony “Tony” Graham and wife Helga, Eddie Black and wife Beth, Marty Black; great-nieces, Adriann Hover and husband Rodney, Kristin Graham, Chelsea and Lindsay Black, Lacy Fogus; great-nephews, Gage and Alex Black, Seth Fogus and Jacob Greene; special cousin, Curtis Graham and wife Sherri.We invite you to share in the celebration of June's life on Sunday (today) from 6-8 p.m. at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell.  Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, July 28, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with the Rev. Patrick Wheeler, the Rev. James Black, and the Rev. Ronnie Kennett officiating. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Princeton.Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the Graham family.  To leave personal condolences online, visit www.legacy.com
Published in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph on 7/27/2008