Rest in peace until the God of all tender mercy will call, and you yourself will answer... what a day that will be!!!
The Altman Family,
You and the rest of humanity have lost a true patriot. His name, actions and achievements will live throughout eternity as a tribute to the betterment of his fellow man.
The Douan Family
On behalf of the Marshall Family, Patricia, Steven, Todd, Pam, John, David would like to express our deepest sympathies to you, Charm and all your family. We sat second row right side while the Altman family sat left side facing the pulpit. I hope you and family are doing well. god Bless you and family. All will get better with time, prayers and keeping a positive outlook toward the future. The Marshall Family +++++++++++++
My condolences to the family and may you look to the future with confidence that soon death, sorrow and pain will be no more but everlasting life in a peaceful new world will prevail.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
We are so sorry for your loss. May the Holy Writings bring you comfort. Romans 15:33.
My life is richer for having gotten to Know John Graham and for having called him a friend. He always made himself available for an interview if I needed him. I loved picking up the phone at WTMA and hearing his voice on the other end. I found him charming, endearing and delightful.
When I was in the hospital with a heart scare he sent me flowers... and he and Charm sent me flowers my first day back at work. I have never been touched so genuinely by such warmth and thoughtfulness.
My love and prayers to the family. He will be so missed.
Thank YOU John Graham for letting ME be a small part of YOUR life and thank you for being a much loved part of mine.
I really can't remember when I met John Graham. I attended St.Andrews Parish schools from 1942 till 19 when I graduated. We were just a bunch of kids from West Ashley that grew up knowing every-one. John was a friend that I was privileged to know. Josephine Boudolf Willis
I can remember those long winded talks my mom, "Aunt Margueriete" and John Graham used to have. Ah.... two Altmans. Need I say more. So sorry for your loss. Will keep you and your family in my prayers.
My prayers and thoughts go out to the family .
To the Altman Family,
As a member of our church and longtime friend, I send my thoughts and prayers.
Rest in Peace,
Charles Prause US Army Sgt. Major Ret.
May the God of comfort grant you peace in your time of need. We know he will.(1 Cor. 1:3)
Charles & Lauren Green
My condolence to the family. The loss of a loved one can truly sting but may you find comfort from the hope offered in God's Word (Jeremiah 29:12)
Mrs. Altman and family, I had the pleasure of serving in the House of Representatives with John. He was a brilliant orator and a good friend! He will be greatly missed. You have my sincerest condolences.
Dear Charm and family. I was so saddened to hear of John Grahams passing. He was a special and colorful person. May you all find peace and comfort in your memories. Sincerly Linda Cooper-Bunch.
John Graham was 2 years ahead of me at St. Andrews where we were friends & teammates on the football field. As I recall, John played Right Guard. After our HS years, our paths crossed many times, & John always set a good example for myself & others to follow. More recently, my father-in-law was a barber at Farley's, so I began going there for my haircuts; because his law office was a couple of doors over, I had the golden opportunity to get reaquainted w/John. A good man who will be missed by many. ...A VERY good man! ~~Irvind
My memories of John Graham began in 1976. As a new teacher at Bonds-Wilson HS, I remember seeing John at BWHS on his numerous visits to check on the needs of our school. Because I married one of his friends from St. Andrews & my pops closed his barber shop & went to work at Farley's, I had the opportunity to talk w/John on several occasions in recent years. Always true to his principles, he did his best to make our world a better place. He had that quality that is so rare today... he had "integrity"! ~~Gloria (Jordan) Borgen
To Charm and Terri: We know you both so well; two very strong women. The next days, weeks and even months may be challenging and stressful - but you both will deal with JGA's death with dignity and grace. May you both find peace within your hearts and seek comfort from your true friends...and we are truly two of them. Sincerely, Mary Ann and Eddie Taylor
Charm & Family,
I am very sorry to hear of John's passing. It is never easy to lose a spouse but you know he is in God's care. He has served his family, community and state for many years and now he can rest in peace, My love and prayers are with you.
To the family
may the God of all comfort provide you with the comfort needed to cope with your loss.
Dear Mrs. Altman and the Altman family,
I am saddened to hear the news of John Graham's passing. I always admired him greatly for his wit, charm and sound principles.
I add below a letter to the editor that I am sending to the Post and Courier.
Regards, Michael Trouche
Charleston lost one its most colorful and courageous souls with the passing of John Graham Altman.
He served the public well in both government and in education, resolutely promoting fiscal responsibility in the state house and sound principles in the classroom. He would not give way to those whose only solution to any problem was throwing someone else's money at it, but he did it without rancor, and always welcomed debate. His great strength was his ability to communicate ideas with a command of facts and diction that few could match, and even those who disagreed with his policies found it very difficult to rebut his persuasive points.
Best of all John Graham's traits was the genuine warmth of this man who had an obvious inner joy that he often shared with those around him.
Years ago, in a county school board meeting prior to the Christmas holidays, John Graham ended the proceedings by reading a beautiful Biblical passage about the gift of the Magi. He was not proselytizing, but simply offering a hopeful message of peace and love for all mankind. It was incredibly uplifting, and I've never forgotten that dozens of people who were there that night all left with a smile - a fitting exit for a good man, John Graham Altman.
Marsh Court Lane
Charm and family,
I was saddened by the death of my friend. He will be missed. I looked forward to his phone calls every week asking how I was doing. His last words when we finished our conversations were God bless you, I love you. Call me if you need me.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God grant you his sufficient grace and surround you with his love.
Love to all,
Dear Terri and Rusty, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and all of your family are in our thoughts and prayers. You have our deepest sympathy. Love in Christ Carolyn Watts and family.
Charm...and Family - My thoughts of love and appreciation for having known you and John are with you today. We shared a lot of good times both at Roper and as neighbors in South Windermere. Know that you're in my prayers and thoughts. Matt
My condolences to the Altman family and friends in this time of sorrow. God's Word gives hope in the future blessings promised for mankind of joyous lasting conditions in the time of restoration by our Grand Creator. Acts 17:26-31. Sincerely, Zoe
My thoughts and prayers to all of John Graham's family. I had the privilege of attending St. Andrews Schools with him. He was a brilliant student and a very likeable person. I know of no one who did more to serve students than John Graham did on the School Board. He was amazing, caring, and never gave up on furthering the betterment of the school system. He stood up to take care of the needs of all. What wonderful heartfelt comments others have written in his guest book. His family is surely proud, and touched by them. May your wonderful memories help during this sad time.
Dear Charm and family,
After reading all the accomplishments and accolades about John Graham, I am humbled and most honored that he chose me for his friend.
I especially treasure the many personal messages and phone calls that he shared with me.
He was a true friend that reached out in every way with advice and encouragement. He knew how to share the love that was in his heart with all that were in need.
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13 (KJV)
Mary Clark, James Island
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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
Denise W. Gaskins, Irene Pye Buenting and
I thank him for his service to S.C. and his country. He was honest and outspoken, refreshing in these times. A good man.
We are so sorry to hear this news. John Graham helped me many of times and never asked for anything in return. He was a man of compassion to all in need and he will forever be missed by many. May God bless you and your family during this time and always.
There was never a man who you could take at his word more so than John Graham. In my years in the trenches of the GOP, he was always there fighting for what we believed in. He will certainly be missed by many, but his legacy of service will stay in our minds always. Godspeed John Graham.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. WE need more like him to fight for our children in schools and in our government. Ithank God for the memories. Rest in peace FRIEND. Erma B Burke
Please know that Cathy, Trey, Amber, Charlotte and I are praying for you and thinking about you. -- Bobby Harrell
I would like to offer my deepest condolences during this difficult time, I'm sorry for your loss, death is one thing we are never prepared for, but please find comfort in knowing sickness, pain and death will one day be no more.
Mrs Neal, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family durring this difficult time. Amanda, Makayla, and Trey Turner
To the grieving family: Please know that you are in our thoughts. Romans 15:33.
Charm & family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. Certainly you have enough wonderful times with him to remember and cause you to smile.
I am very sorry for your family's loss. Mr. Altman was a great American and a great human being. May he rest in peace.
Charm, Terri and Bartlett, So sorry to hear about your husband and father. I'm praying for you and the rest of the family.
Our heart aches for your loss at this time. May the God of comfort be with you at this time and as long as you need him.(1 Cor. 1:3)
Charles & Lauren Green
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the words written at (Jeremiah 29:11,12)
One of the sweetest memories I have of John Graham was from my days as principal at Ron McNair Elementary School in North Charleston. A child had been killed late one afternoon in traffic on Spruill Avenue. It was a sad time for our community. The next day the news interviewed me and aired the clip on the evening news. John called as soon as the clip was over to share how sorry he was to hear the news about the young child. I told him that I had been working late at the school and that I was one of the first adults on the scene. He offered to come to the school the next day to talk with teachers. He later wrote me such a sweet note to share with our staff. He cared about us and we loved him for reaching out to us.
John was one of the friends on the political scene that followed my years in the schoolhouse. Even though we didn't always see "eye to eye" we could discuss issues and still be friends. I appreciated this about him. Rest in peace.
Charm, and Family, Sorry to hear of your loss. We all have lost a trusted friend in John. Our Love and prayers
My deepest sympathy to the Altman Family. I had the pleasure of knowing John Graham through working with the Town of James Island. Mr. Graham served as the Town's BZA Attorney. He was truly a wonderful person and I enjoyed having the opportunity to work with him. He always greeted me with a genuine smile. I am glad to have had the pleasure to work with such a fine gentleman. May God bless the family during your time of bereavement.
Dear family, I am so sorry for your loss. Isa 33:24 tells us soon that "No resident will say I am sick." One day soon sickness and death will be a thing of the pass. Until then continue to pray and never give up.