James R. 'Jimmy' Graves (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, June 23, 2009, Mr. James R. "Jimmy" Graves III, 40, son of Margaret Wood Graves and James R. "Jim" Graves, Jr., and brother to Kelly Elaine Graves. Mr. Graves was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Wood, Jr. and paternal grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. James R. Graves, Sr. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 29, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son with Deacon Ken Maleck officiating. Pallbearers will be Pat McMahon, Rory Hanson, Stephen Riley, Jacques Lee, Hinton Baker and Joseph Walker. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Make a Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama, In memory of James R. "Jimmy" Graves III, 1775 The Exchange, Suite 200, Atlanta GA 30339. The family will receive friends Sunday, June 29, 2009 from 3:00 until 5:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com . Jimmy was a native and lifelong resident of Augusta. He was a 1987 graduate of Westside High School and attended Augusta College before leaving to pursue a career in landscaping, which was his true passion. To those who knew him, he will be remembered for his kind and loving heart, infectious laugh, funny stories, love for children, and a smile that would melt your heart. He was a wonderful loving son, brother, and friend to everyone he met. His light will not pass this way again, but his memory will live forever in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

The Augusta Chronicle-June 27, 2009