12/08/11 — HILDA W. GRAHAM

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Dec. 12, 1928-Dec. 6, 2011

Hilda Westbrook Graham, 82, passed away Tuesday evening at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Born in Wayne County, she was the daughter of the late Milton and Rosa Westbrook and the late Leon and Lela Westbrook, and wife of the late Jesse Ervin Graham Sr.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Larry Graham; two grandchildren, Susan Graham and Matthew Graham; and three siblings, Joyce Keen, Buddy Westbrook and Yvonne Fleischfresser.

Hilda was a devoted member of Eureka Christian Church, and was an avid gardener and excellent cook.

Prior to retirement, she was the town clerk for Mount Olive Water Department.

Her greatest joy was her children and grandchildren.

A service to celebrate the life of Hilda will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Eureka Christian Church, with the Rev. Frank Purvis officiating. Burial will be in Wayne Memorial Park.

Family members will greet friends Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Eureka Christian Church fellowship hall.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Connie Graham; sons and daughters-in-law, Jesse E. Graham Jr., Ricky and Cindy Graham and Henry and Frankye Graham; grandchildren, W.G. and Shanna Cash, Danny Graham, Whitney and Kelly Hughes, Brad and Elva Graham and Darol and Jessica Huffman; great-grandchildren, Tonya Cash, Harley Roberson and Katie Graham; two sisters, Ernestine Westbrook Goldman and Alice Maxwell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to Eureka Christian Church, 2036 Dobbersville Road, Mount Olive, N.C., 28365.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Graham family, and online condolences may be directed to www.shumate-faulk.com.


Published in Obituaries on December 8, 2011 1:48 PM