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Ella Mae DeGraw

Horn Lake, MS

Ella Mae DeGraw, 90, was born in Cherokee, Alabama on April 14, 1927 and passed away in Horn Lake, Mississippi on October 4, 2017 after suffering a major heart attack. Tom Perry once said, "Family is the center of life, and it is the key to eternal happiness." Ella Mae was a true believer in that statement and she lived a long healthy life surrounded and loved by her vast family. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Annie Hall; her sisters, Hazel Hall, Johnnie Hern, and Mary Elam; her brothers, Ralph Hall, Ervin Hall, James Earl Hall, and Virgil Hall; her sons, Billy Wayne DeGraw, Dennis Michael DeGraw, Ronnie Dale DeGraw, and Gregory Steven DeGraw; one granddaughter, Ladonna Renae Hamm, and two great-grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Mary Jo Smith, Bobby Lynn DeGraw, Janice Karen Morris, and Jackie Calvin DeGraw; her grandchildren, Sabrina Sue Smith, Donald C. Smith, Jr., Charles Clinton Morris, Andrea Haley DeGraw, Nicholas Thomas DeGraw, Dominic Wayne DeGraw, Michael Shane DeGraw, Heather Dawn DeGraw, and Brian DeGraw; as well as 22 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-tggreat-grandchildren. Family and friends will gather to share memories 12 p.m.-2 p.m., Monday followed by services at 2 p.m. Both at:

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Published in The Commercial Appeal on Oct. 7, 2017
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