Anne Cook Graham, 95, of Newberry, widow of Lawrence “Bubba” Graham, died Monday, May 9, 2022, at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
Born on August 9, 1926, in Prosperity, she was a daughter of the late Sam A. and Eunice Halfacre Cook. Mrs. Graham was retired from the Newberry County Treasurer’s Office. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church where she was involved with the Ezell Bible Class and Circle # 4. She was a member of the American Legion Unit 24 Auxiliary where she served for many years as the Poppy Chairman and was AKA “the Poppy Lady of Newberry.” She was a member of the La Societe De Femme #1211 and the AARP.
She is survived by sons, Larry (Emily) Graham of Prosperity and Sammie (Casey) Graham and Michael (Debbie) Graham both of Newberry; a sister, Caroline C. Cockrell of Newberry; eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. She had a great-great-grandson on the way that she was looking with great excitement to seeing. Mrs. Graham was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Linda Graham, a grandson, Terry Graham, a granddaughter, Megan Graham and siblings, Max Cook, Harold B. Cook, and Christine C. Hutchinson.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Central United Methodist Church by the Rev. Joe Long. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, PO Box 67, Newberry, SC 29108 or to the charity of one’s choice.
Active pallbearers will be Hank Sieling, Ike Rutherford, Ted Graham, Corey Graham, Levi Joiner, Kyle Graham, Troy Allen and Wesley Allen.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the American Legion Auxiliary.