Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2010 12:03 pm
The Messenger, April 22, 2010
Completed arrangements are being announced for Annie Laurie (Milner) Graham, 91, of Union City, who died April 21, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at White-Ranson Funeral Home in Union City, with Dr. David Russell officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Pope, Larry Alexander, Jimmy Hopper, Larry Vernon, Jack Cody and Johnny Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Wood, Robert Milner, Dr. Mickey McAdoo, Ed Griffin, Jim Isbell, Tim Griffith, George Evans, Russ Kirkland, Barry Brooks, Dr. Alan Bugg, Brian Burkett, Ashton Jennings and Tim Long.
The family requests that memorials be made to Obion County Hometown Walk of Hope, P.O. Box 582, Union City, TN 38281; or Union City First United Methodist Church, 420 East Main St., Union City, TN 38261.
Mrs. Graham was born Aug. 9, 1918, in Mason Hall, daughter of the late Richard Clyde and Irene (Finch) Milner. She married Alf Hays “Al” Graham April 13, 1941. He died Sept. 19, 1991. She was a graduate of Union City High School Class of 1936.
Mrs. Graham was the owner and operator of Graham Heating and Air, which she had founded with her husband in 1950. Their son, Alan Graham, is co-owner. She was a member of Union City First United Methodist Church and was an avid bridge player and reader. She also enjoyed gardening and travel.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Cheryl Graham of Nashville and Alan and Linda Graham of Union City; three grandchildren and their spouses, Heidi and Jeff Pettyjohn of Memphis, Emily and Adam Kinser of Pennington Gap, Va., and John Graham of Union City; her great-grandson, Hank Kinser of Pennington Gap; two brothers, George Terrance Milner of Nashville and Richard Clyde Milner Jr. of Autumn, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Marie Wheatley; and two brothers, James Harold Milner and Robert Henry Milner.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home Web site: www.white-ranson.com.