MSG Edwin T. Graham, Jr. US Army (RET)

MSG Edwin T. Graham, Jr. US Army (RET), 76, of Newberry, died November 20, 2011 at his residence.

Born on November 7, 1935, in Newberry, he was a son of the late Edwin T. Graham, Sr. and Eunice Holley Graham. He was a 1953 graduate of Prosperity High School and a 1957 graduate of Newberry College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree. He was retired from the South Carolina Army National Guard after 32 years of service. He was employed by South Carolina National Bank and later retired from Newberry Federal Savings and Loan. He was a member of Wightman United Methodist Church where he served on the finance committee and was a member of the Asbury Bedenbaugh Sunday School Class. He was a former member of the Newberry Civitan Club where he served as President, was a member of the Newberry branch of the South Carolina Home Builders Association and was a former State Constable. He was a driver for Stokes-Trainor.

He is survived by his wife, Mollie Dowd Graham; a daughter, Susan Graham Dickinson of Charleston; a sister, Georgie Graham Fulmer of Chapin; a brother, Nathan D. Graham of Newberry; and a granddaughter, Ava Grace Dickinson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at Wightman United Methodist Church by the Rev. Michael Turner. Entombment will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Tuesday at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. The family suggests that those desiring may make memorials to Wightman United Methodist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 376, Prosperity, SC 29127 or to Palmetto Health Hospice, P.O. Box 352, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pall bearers will be Steve Richardson, Robbie Franklin, Mike Epps, David Mitchell, Adam Chapin, Jimmy Point, Curt London and Ken Long.

Honorary pall bearers will be members of the Asbury Bedenbaugh Sunday School Class and members of the Prosperity High School Class of 1953.

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#29 David Bedenbaugh 2011-11-26 16:45
I hope and pray that the Lord's presence is especially real to you today as He brings you the comfort that only He can give.
Your friend at Union Lutheran Church.
#28 Jackie & Jerry Mount 2011-11-23 10:24
Molly and Susan, We are so sorry to hear about your loss, and are sorry we can't speak with you in person. We remember all the years in Civitan together. In Civitan and at the bank, Eddie was always a big help and a good friend.
We had hoped to be able to attend the funeral, but because of a back problem, I can't make it. We will be thinking of you. Jerry Mount
#27 Kristal Kinard Long 2011-11-23 09:03
Mrs. Mollie & family, Sending thoughts & prayers to you all for your loss of Mr. Eddie. He was a wonderful blessing to his community & all who knew him. May you all find peace & comfort through our Lord Jesus Christ.
#26 Allene Dawkins 2011-11-23 08:27
We were so sorry to hear about Eddie. You & your family are in our thoughts & prayers. May God bless you & give you peace! Allene & James Dawkins
#25 Travis Fulmer 2011-11-22 21:40
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all today and in the days ahead! With love, Travis
#24 Susan Bowers Smith 2011-11-22 20:25
Im so sorry of Mr. Edwins passing. I knew him from the bank. I will always remember him as a very kind,friendly,s oft spoken person, so laid back. May God give you comfort and strength to get you through each and everyday. Love and prayers,
Susan Bowers Smith
#23 Virginia Reese Porter 2011-11-22 19:19
Molly. Wayne and I are so sorry to read of Eddie's passing. May the Lord keep you and your family in His care during this time of sadness.
Virginia and Wayne Porter
#22 June Nelson 2011-11-22 13:43
Mollie you are in my thoughts and prayers
#21 Edith Kinard 2011-11-22 13:15
Mollie and family, our hearts are really sad, we will miss Eddie so much.We are praying for you that God will give you peace.We love you, Edith and Hubert
#20 Barbara Dowd Speece 2011-11-22 12:14
Molly and Family,
So sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. He was such nice guy and a good classmate.
My sincere sympathy.
#19 Christy Mills 2011-11-22 08:34
Mr. Eddie was such a special man. He will be missed but never forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
#18 Nancy and Tommy Dickinson 2011-11-21 21:23
Dear Molly and Susan, you are in our thoughts and prayers.Eddie was a kind and gentle man. Ava loved her paw paw. He will be missed. God bless you at this very sad Nancy and Tommy
#17 Wayne&Lana Bannister 2011-11-21 19:47
Mollie, our prayers are with you. May the Lord bless and keep you in this trying time.
Wayne and Lana Bannister
#16 Sheriff Lee Foster 2011-11-21 19:13
Our family offers you condolences on the passing of Eddie. It has been a pleasure knowing Eddie throughout the years with his affiliations through Church, the Guard, the Constabulary and the bank. He was a wonderful man, a true gentleman. Thank you for his service to our country. Our help is in the name of the Lord! Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#15 Debra Taylor 2011-11-21 18:46
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We were sorry to hear about Eddie's death.
Love, Debra & Derrill Taylor
#14 Mark Roberts 2011-11-21 18:10
Mrs Molly and family, we will sincerely miss Mr Eddie. He was a dear friend,and was a great driver, and spokesperson for us at Stokes-Trainor chevrolet. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family!
#13 Sonny & Sybil 2011-11-21 17:50
We're greived at the passing of Eddie. We want to convey our sympathy to the family in your hour of need." May the Lord Bless you and keep you," May his face shine upon you and give you peace.
#12 Lisa A. Turner 2011-11-21 15:28
Susan and Mrs. Molly~
I was saddened to hear of Eddie's passing. I worked with him for many years at Newberry Federal and thought the world of him. May faith and love sustain you and your family now and for the days ahead. With deepest sympathy....Lis a
#11 Miriam L. Brown 2011-11-21 14:44
Dear Ms. Mollie and family,
I am so sorry to learn of Mr. Eddie's passing. My deepest sympathy to you.
#10 Kelly McGregor 2011-11-21 14:09
Much love and many prayers to you,
Kelly and Eric McGregor
#9 Jim and Patsy Parks 2011-11-21 12:06
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Eddie was a true gentleman. May God encircle you with His love and comfort.
#8 Rebecca Harmon Steen 2011-11-21 10:16
Mrs. Mollie and Susan,
We were very saddened to hear of Mr. Eddie's passing! You will be in our thought and prayers during this difficult time.

Becky Harmon Steen and family
#7 David Parnell 2011-11-21 08:43
As a Guardsman and friend I wish to extend my condolences to all in the family.
#6 Jessica Felker 2011-11-21 08:00
I am sorry to hear of your loss, Susan and Mollie.
Jessica Felker
#5 Marie & Jerel Harmon 2011-11-20 22:47
Mollie and Susan,
We were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the death of Eddie. Please accept our deepest sympathy and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
#4 Christy Bouknight 2011-11-20 20:07
Sending prayers and sympathy to your family.
James, Zadean, and Christy Bouknight
#3 Pam Bowers 2011-11-20 18:07
I am so sorry! You are in my thoughts and prayers.
#2 Marcelle B. Ackerman 2011-11-20 17:37
Mollie and Susan please except my condolences, so sorry Eddie is gone, sure miss him in his corner at church. God Bless!
#1 Lee and Pat 2011-11-20 15:58
Molly and Susan
So sorry for your loss. I will always remember the good times Eddie and I shared in the National Guard, especially at Fort Stewart.

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