Lowell Graves LUBBOCK- Lowell Graves, 70, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, in Lubbock, Texas. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2013, at Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Joe Davis of Highland Church of God officiating. Interment will follow in Crestview Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 7 until 8 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home of Wichita Falls, Texas. Lowell was born on April 25, 1942 in Electra, Wichita County, Texas to C.W. Graves and Vera Ralls Graves of Electra. He graduated from Electra High School in 1962. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. After leaving the Air Force, he worked in purchasing and clerical at Wilson Manufacturing. He also worked for NCR, CPS Systems, and USTI as a system analyst. On June 9, 1978, he married Deanna Louise Wilson in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was preceded in death by his son, Zane; his parents; four brothers, Tommy, Rex, Gary, Carlos; and two sisters, Margaret Ford and Doris Henderson. He is survived by wife, Deanna; daughter, Amber Louise Smith and her husband, Jedidiah Smith of Parker, Colo.; his adopted son, Glenn Ellerbee of Layfayette, La.; daughter, Ami Orgeron and her husband, John Orgeron of LA; brothers, Valee Graves of Wichita Falls, Deldon Graves of Electra and Michael Graves of Paris; three sisters, Joann Micklowski of Cleveland, Aundrea Taylor of Garland, and Judy Graves of Garland; and five grandchildren, Jett Graves, Madeleine Smith, Maximilian Smith, Amelia Orgeron, and Lily Orgeron. In lieu of usual remembrances, donations may be made to the Helping Friends Program at Texas Specialty Hospital, 4302 Princeton Street, Lubbock, TX 79415. Visit www.hamptonvaughancrestview.com to post online messages of condolence to the Graves family.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Feb. 9, 2013