Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
August 31, 2011 11:54 am EDT


ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. — Richard Sumner Graham, 93, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, in Halifax Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Graham was born April 21, 1918, in Mount Vernon, Ohio, to the late George Sumner Graham and Cleo Louise Poland. He was a retired glass worker and U.S. Air Force veteran. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Wanda Carpenter Graham.

Surviving are his son, David Allen Graham and wife, Ruth Ann, of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Debbie G. Cannon and husband, Tommy, of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; four grandchildren, Cheryl, Christy, Dale and Stephanie. Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren, Cory, Cheyenne, Tasha, Sierra, Madison, Dakota, Amber, Jade and Wyatt.

The family will have a graveside service for Richard and Wanda Graham on Friday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Hockaday Funeral & Cremation Service is handling local arrangements where online condolences may be sent to

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