Charles Ray Graves
1926 - 2014
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Charles Ray Graves, 88, a native of Printess, MS and a resident of Baton Rouge, LA passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at his daughter's home in Pride, LA. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving on the USS Franklin during WWII. He retired from the LA Highway Department in 1977, was a Shriner and an auctioneer since 1987. He joined the Masons in 1954 and continued his membership for 60 years. He was a Master Mason with the Istrouma Lodge #414. He is survived by his children: Charlene Cooksey and husband Butch, Gerald Graves and Pat Jones, Robert Graves, Tammy Lamana, and Todd Graves and wife Cindy; grandchildren and great grandchildren; siblings: Johnnie Morgan, Elsie Arnold, and Edwin Graves and wife Sylvia; and sister-in-law Nina Graves. He is preceded in death by his wife Dolores Graves; son Leslie Graves; parents Walter and Eula Graves; and brother Robert G. Graves. Visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 10am until time of service at 12pm. Interment will immediately follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

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Published in The Advocate from Aug. 4 to Aug. 6, 2014.
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August 6, 2014
Mr. Graves, Thank you for your service in the Navy during WWII. Rest in peace!
Karen Schneider
August 6, 2014
you and your family are in my prayers and know that you have God's Peace.
Love you all Cynthia Grayson
August 6, 2014
Prayers for you Tammy and your girls
Tina Michelli
August 5, 2014
I'm sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was truly loved by many. He is in a happier place, smiling down at you and grateful for the dedication you gave him while he was so sick. I will always remember his smile and great personality. He was one great dad and grandfather and great grandfather and loved you all. Love and prayers. Rebecca Lamana
August 5, 2014
To all of CR's children, your father was an exceptional man. He is sorely missed by all those who have had the privilege to know him. Prayers of comfort and strength coming your way. R.I.P., CR......
Jacqueline Brown
August 5, 2014
Todd & Cindy and all siblings....We are so-o-o sorry that you have lost your Dad . Try to remember that he and Dolores are united again and continue to watch over their many family members left behind.He fought for his country and helped raise GOOD kids. You will be in our thoughts and prayers ALWAYS !
Carol&Philip Fisher
August 5, 2014
I love you Charlene I'm so sorry about your dad I'm here if you need to talk !!!
Carla McKinney
August 5, 2014
Charlene, so very sorry for the passing of your Dad. But, I know that he is in a better place with a good strong mind and peace. We will not be able to be with you tomorrow but will have you all in prayer. God Bless.
Larry and Cheryl Jackson
August 5, 2014
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Juanita McVay
August 5, 2014
Charlene,Tammy ,Gerald,Robbie,and Todd sorry for your loss I know it has been a long road but now he is at rest. Love and Prayers Donna Denicola Pruett
August 5, 2014
So sorry to read of Charles' passing. I fully know the loss your family is facing and I will keep you all in my prayers. I have fond memories of the many visits we (Henry and I) shared with Charles and with Robbie. May God bless your wonderful family.

Mrs. Henry Harrison, Hammond, LA
August 5, 2014

So sorry for the loss of your Dad. I'll always remember the good times at your house with him, your Mom and Jolie.
G. Diebold
August 5, 2014
Tammy and family, Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Shirley and Raymond Bourgeois
August 5, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Donna & Marvin Mizell
August 5, 2014
What a beautiful picture you have chosen for everyone to remember your dad. Thoughts and prayer are with your family at this time.
Terri & Donald Smart
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