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November 7, 2013
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.
Love,
MaryAnn Riley
November 7, 2013
To the family
may the God of all comfort provide you with the comfort needed to cope with your loss.
November 7, 2013
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.

Michael Trouche
Marsh Court Lane
Mount Pleasant
November 7, 2013
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,
Peggy
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