Connie Juanita Graves, 93, of Altus, formerly of Hollis, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at the English Village Manor. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday at the Hollis First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Lyles officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home.
Connie Juanita Beanland was born on March 25, 1920 to Luther Warren and Susie (Hunter) Beanland at home in the Bethel Community. Connie and O.D. "Slab" Graves were united in marriage on April 2, 1940 in the Bethel Community. She was a former member of the Antioch Baptist Church, where she played piano and taught Sunday School for many years. Connie brought many kids from Hollis to go to church with her. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hollis. Connie enjoyed planting and tending her flower garden and sewing, but her true love was being with family and taking care of her grandchildren.
Connie was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a sister, Lois Patrick.
She is survived by her son, Perry W. Graves and wife Roberta of Blair; a daughter, Marsha J. Jones of Blair; grandchildren, Daren Jones and wife Kristi of Vinson, Dawn Cargal and husband Jud of Blair, Devin Graves and fiancée Annissa, and her daughter Avery of Altus, Holly Graves of Altus, Shad Graves and wife Jenny of Altus, and Tanner Graves and wife Amanda of San Diego, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Hunter Cargal, McKenna Cargal, Dayton Graves, Gavin Graves, Aviary Graves and Evelynn Graves.
Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com