Obit: Charlie Graham

Obit: Charlie Graham

October 16th, 2012 in Obituaries
Location: Hamilton county

Charlie Louis Graham, 69, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at a local nursing home.He was affectionately known as "Sonny" was born in Madison County, Ala., to the late Edna Ozell Graham and Charlie Walter Graham. Sonny is a 1963 graduate of Howard High School and worked for Goodwill Industries until a violent stroke ended his work career. Sonny was a member of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church.Sonny spent his final years with the Alexian Village on Signal Mountain and the family is very grateful for the loving care provided to him during his time there.Sonny is survived by his father, Charlie Walter Graham, Chattanooga; four sisters, Vera (Louis) Culpepper, Atlanta, Willie Mae (Albert) Dean, Atlanta, Louise (Vance) Houston, Huntsville, Ala., and Lillie Johnson, Chattanooga; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Forest Hills Cemetery with Pastor Ternae Jordan officiating.The body will lie in state after 1 p.m. today and the family will receive friends from 6 7 p.m. today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.