Margaret Ann Barnes Graves

Margaret Ann Barnes Graves

Margaret Ann (Barnes) Graves, 86, of the Green Hill Community, passed away on November 1, 2016 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.

She was retired a retired telephone operator for Southwestern Bell/AT&T with over 40 years of service and was member of First United Methodist Church of Monticello.

Mrs. Graves was born on November 12, 1929 in Drew County, and was the daughter of the late Edward A. Barnes and Sally Lafoon Barnes.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, James Graves; a brother, Bill Barnes; and a sister, Bernice Waldrip.

Survivors include her sister, Janet Lawton of Russellville; a sister-in-law, Mavis Barnes of Monticello; three nieces, five nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to Suzanne Zieman and Dalene Stephenson for their kindness, and to Glenda Strickland and the other care-givers at Belle View Estates for their wonderful care over the past year.

Funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 6 at 3 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel by Rev. Dennis Spence. Visitation will be one hour preceding the service at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Drew County.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 317 South Main St., Monticello, AR 71655.