MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, June 17, 2008, Bobby Ray Graham, Sr., 65, husband of Mary P. Graham. Mr. Graham was a native of Montgomery, AL. He retired as Sergeant First Class with the US Army after 20 years of service, worked for Cooper Power Tools as a machinist and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Graham was an avid dirt track fan of the Modoc Speedway. Family members in addition to his wife include his daughters and sons-in-law: Carolyn Sue and Mark Panitch of Deltona, FL; Stacy Lynn and Danny Hardy of Palmer, AK; son and daughter-in-law: Bobby Ray, Jr. and Maggie Graham of Dawsonville, GA; brother: James Franklin Graham of Defuniak Spring, FL and grandchildren: Jennifer Panitch, Christopher Panitch, Logan Hardy, Joseph Hardy, Chandler Graham and Olivia Kate Graham. Mr. Graham was preceded in death by his parents: Oliver A. Graham and Winnie Taylor Graham and brother: Ernest Eugene Graham. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 20, 2008 at 3:30 P.M. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son with Rev. Chris Holtzclaw and Chaplain Steve Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park with full Military Honors. The family will receive friends tonight, Thursday evening from 7:00 until 9:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. www.thomaspoteet.com .
The Augusta Chronicle-June 19, 2008