Homer Elmore Graham, 78, of Rocky Mount, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 2, 2013. He was born May 2, 1934, the son of the late Edwin and Martha Graham. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Graham; sister, Barbara Cox; and niece, Diana Belcher. He served in the United States Navy
and was the previous owner of Graham's Garage as a mechanic. He was a faithful member of Rocky Mount Baptist Church where he served as Deacon. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Ruth Graham; sons, Douglas Graham, of Roanoke, Bill Childress (Ann), of Ashburn; daughters, Mary Angle (Terry), Linda Bedsaul, both of Roanoke; seven grandchildren, Crystal Bradford, Jennifer Blankenship, Chad Blankenship, Monica Duncan, Darryl Childress, Cameron Graham, and Ashley Graham; nine great-grandchildren, Trevor, Tyler, Cayla, Zachary, Gabriel, Jay Paul, Luke, Kaitlyn and Cayden; brothers, Wendell Graham (Marcella) Fort Myers, Florida, Neil Graham (Cathy), Richmond; sisters, Bonnie Hawks, Beatrice Belcher (Guy); special sister-in-law, Shirley Graham; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Rocky Mount Baptist Church, 85 W. Church Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Rocky Mount Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff Robinson and Dr. Jack Corvin officiating. Interment will follow in Antioch Church of the Brethren Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2013, at Conner Bowman Funeral Home & Crematory, Rt. 220, Rocky Mount. www.connerbowman.com