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Fifth Generation (Continued)

Family of Cornelia PEARSON (35) & Basley Henry GRAVES

87. Joe Ray GRAVES. Born on 9 Oct 1909 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 91, Joe Ray died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee on 12 May 2001. Buried in May 2001 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Obituary: Services for Ray Graves were Sunday, May 13, at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Graves, who was 91, died Saturday, May 12, at Lexington Methodist Hospital of respiratory failure. He was a retail store owner. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Hessie Graves of Lexington; a son, John Graves of Lexington, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

On 8 Sep 1936 when Joe Ray was 26, he married Hassie JOHNSON, in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee. Resided in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee in 2001.

They had one child:
i. John Henry. Born on 6 Sep 1946.


88. Laura Mai GRAVES. Born on 4 Jul 1912.

On 4 Oct 1930 when Laura Mai was 18, she married William L. DEERE.

They had the following children:
130 i. Billy Joe (1932-)
131 ii. Cornelia Ann (1936-)

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