Mrs. Mildred Carlene Henley Graves passed away peacefully at her residence on Thursday, March 19, 2015, after a long illness.
Born on August 31, 1918 in Alexandria, Tennessee to parents Carl Rutland and Lois Emeline Evans Henley, the second of nine children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Berry Graves; grandson, Kenny Robinson; son-in-law, Kent Robinson; sisters, Mable (Floyd) Owen, Maureen (Lloyd) Sims, Charlotte White; brothers, Robert (Catherine) Henley, Samuel (Sara) Henley; brother-in-law, Howard Beadle.
She is survived by her daughters, Donna (Larry) Wright, Joyce Robinson, Dora Arnold and Nancy (Steve) Jones. In addition, she is survived by grandchildren, Jeff (Nicole) Wright, Kimberly Griffin, Dustin (Julie) Jones, Christopher (Lindsay) Arnold, Linsley (Matthew) Langley; great-grandchildren, Stephanee, Jenna, and Lydia Wright, Ashleigh (Andy) Snow, Glenna Beaty, Caden and Lila Jones, and Maria Arnold; sister, Margaret Beadle; brothers Russell (Lore) Henley and Gerald (Jo) Henley, brother-in-law Henry White, great-great grandchildren, Haylee and Baylee Killian and Adelynn Snow and several nieces and nephews.
She was a long time member of Fairview Baptist Church where she taught the Friendship Sunday School Class for 50 years.
Mildred was a sweet, humble, kind person that will be missed and was loved by all that knew her. She loved her family dearly and was a devoted Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great-great Grandmother.
Mildred retired after 25 years from Precision Rubber Products Accounting Department.
She was one of 37 graduates of Watertown High School, Class of 1937.
Her remains rest at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street, Lebanon, where funeral services will be held Monday, March 23, 2015, at 11 a.m. with Christopher Arnold officiating. Interment – Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation Sunday 3-5 p.m. and Monday after 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mildred’s honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or PBS Channel 8 television.