Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

October 8, 2013

Dean Graham

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

LERONA — Charles Dean Graham, 57, of Lerona, went to be with the Lord, and to be pain free from a short illness, on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Princeton Community Hospital. Born July 24, 1956 at Princeton, he was the son of the late Bernard Graham and Delores Jones Graham.

Dean was a 1974 graduate of Matoaka High School. He was employed by Pepsi Bottling Company for 29 years, which he enjoyed and will be sadly missed. Dean loved to hunt and was an avid outdoorsman. He was a member of Athens Church of God. He loved the Lord, his family and friends. Dean was a man who was loved by everyone. He was well-respected and made an impact on everyone he met. He was a loving father and husband.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael Graham and Ronnie Graham.

Survivors include his loving wife of 29 years, Tresa Graham; one loving son, Josh Graham and his fiancée Brittany Attilli both of Princeton; a special niece, “Baby” Casey; one sister, Delilah Weise and her husband Henry of Princeton; and one brother, Roy Graham and his wife Sue of Hiawatha.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor Stanley Metz officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Serving as pallbearers will be Terri Hurst, Henry Weise, Jerry Graham, Brian Weise, Jonathan Graham, Gene Roberts, Doug Myers and Curtis Jenkins.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

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