Colleen Ford Graves

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Colleen Ford Graves of Rector passed from this life Sunday, April 11, 2010, at the age of 82. She was residing at the Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City.

Colleen was born January 13, 1928, to the late Thomas Francis and Lulu Belle (Watson) Ford. She will be remembered by her grandchildren for all the special and fun times they always had when they were with her. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Rector and was a leader of the youth at one time.

She also belonged to Delta Gamma at the University of Arkansas.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Wallace Graves; two brothers, Sonny Thomas Ford and Billy Joe Ford, and two sisters, Arlene Ford Landrus and Rose Virginia Ford.

She is survived by her son, James Kimbel Graves of Rector; three daughters

and their spouses, Pamela Graves Bronson and Stewart of Memphis, Teresa Graves Sain and Fred of Rector, and Ginger Graves Sain and Gregg of Rector; seven grandchildren, Alexis Adcox, Pamela Sain-Mills, Seanne Sain, Maggie Sain, Caroline Sain, Chase Sain and Nicholas Sain; five great-grandchildren, Abigail Adcox, James Adcox, Wallace Adcox, Graves Adcox and Ford Mills; her twin

sister and her husband, Alene Ford Brock and Joe of Heber Springs; her mother-in-law, Pauline Graves Shields of Rector, along with a host of other family members and friends.

Funeral services were Monday, April 12, 2010, at 5 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Rector with Jay Adcox officiating. Interment was at the Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector.

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