Catherine Williams Graves

September 13, 1926 — July 25, 2015

Catherine Williams Graves

Catherine Williams Graves, 88, passed away in Memphis, TN on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the age of 88. Visitation will be 10:00 to 11:00 Thursday, July 30, 2015, at First United Methodist Church in Cleveland, MS. Service will follow beginning at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015, at First Methodist Church, Cleveland, MS with Rev. Will Wilkerson officiating. Interment will be in the New Cleveland Cemetery. She was born September 13, 1926, to Wirt Alfred Williams and Nina Rayner Williams in Cleveland, MS. She was a member of Evergreen Presbyterian Church of Memphis. Catherine was graduated from Cleveland High school and from the Delta State Teachers College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She received her bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia where she was a member of Chi Omega, Kappa Tau Alpha, honorary journalism fraternity and Gamma Alpha Chi, honorary advertising fraternity. She was elected to Who's Who of American Students in American Colleges and Universities. She was associated with the National Cotton Council in Memphis and accompanied the 1952 Maid of Cotton on her international tour.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wirt Alfred Williams and Nina Rayner Williams; and brothers, Wirt Alfred Williams, Jr. and Randolph Rayner Williams.
She is survived by her husband, William Caruthers Graves, III of 62 years, and was the loving mother of her two sons William Rayner Graves of Cordova, TN and Randolph Wirt Graves of Madison, MS.
The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to caregiver Ruby Owens and the wonderful staff at Belmont Village. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice.

Visitation



10:00 am - 11:00 am Thursday, July 30, 2015
First United Methodist Church 318 S Court Street Cleveland, Mississippi, United States

Memorial Service



11:00 am Thursday, July 30, 2015
First United Methodist Church 318 S Court Street Cleveland, Mississippi, United States

Interment



11:30 am Thursday, July 30, 2015
New Cleveland Cemetery. N Bayou Cleveland, Mississippi, United States
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