James M. Grafton

James M. Grafton

A memorial service for James M. Grafton, 82, of Lafayette will be held at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Bernice, LA on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 12:30 pm.

Pastor Scott Scallan will officiate.

Mr. Grafton, formerly of Jena, LA passed away on Friday, February 8, 2013 in Lafayette after a long illness through which he displayed his sense of humor and courage until the end.

Those waiting to welcome him Home include his parents, Monroe and Edith Grafton; his wife of 47 years, Alice Grafton; son, Johnny Higgins; son-in-law, Jerry Ingram; sisters, Bea Davis and Doris Doss.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Susan Ingram of Pineville, LA; Grandchildren, Debbye Storer; Stephanie Ingram; Jeff Ingram and wife, Annette; Darron Ingram and wife, Susie; and eight Great-Grandchildren.

He is also survived by loving wife of seven years, Jean Peyton Grafton, along with her children, Janene Hammer and husband, David; Sonja Comeaux; Michael Peyton; seven Grandchildren and two Great-Grandchildren.

After serving in the Air Force, Mr. Grafton worked in the Logging industry in his Father's business before taking over that business and running it until retirement. "Pepaw" was a loving Grandfather who not only thought that all children should have a swing set, but made sure that they did. He was a long and faithful fan of the Tioga Indians where his son-in-law, Jerry Ingram, coached and two Grandchildren and one Great-Grandchild played. Mr. Grafton was ever present at various events including Little League games, All-star games, High School football games and track meets with his video camera recording memories that still last today.

Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com

Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, is in charge of arrangements.


Published in The Town Talk on Feb. 22, 2013