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ACKERMAN â€” Mary Elizabeth Graves, 88, passed away Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Choctaw County Nursing Center.
Funeral services will be today at 11 a.m. at Ackerman Baptist Church, with Coleman Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
Mrs. Graves was a retired home economics teacher who taught for 23 years. She was an active member of Ackerman Baptist Church for over 60 years, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School director, senior adult leader and Women's Missionary Union leader. Mrs. Graves was a strong Christian who encouraged others.
She leaves behind her husband of 61 years, Elvis Lamar Graves; daughters, Martha Carol Schiffman, Nell Bowman, Kay McBee; son, Benny Graves; brother, Frank Benson. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren, one great-grandson and a devoted caregiver, Daisy Miller.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Ackerman Baptist Church at P.O. Box 277, Ackerman, MS 39735.