Orbra Thomas Graves

December 31, 1931 ~ January 7, 2020 (age 88)


Mebane- Orbra Thomas Graves, 88, passed away on January 7, 2020 at SOVAH in Danville. He was born on December 13, 1931 in Caswell County to the late George Graves and Lillian Wright Graves. He was married to Elsie Mae Richmond who survives.

He was a member of Jones Cross Road Baptist Church where he sung in the choir. He enjoyed singing, hunting and fishing.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Elsie Mae Graves of the home, his children: Mary Louise Jones of Graham, Vivian Graves-Ratliff (Eddie)  and Lonnie Graves (Robin) both of Burlington, Jennifer Graves of Mebane, Orbra Graves Jr. (Felicia) of Burlington and John Graves (Earlene) of Fayetteville; step-daughter: Stella Faye France (Willie) of Petersburg, VA; ten grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: William Edward Graves and Lorenzo Graves.


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Open Viewing
January 10, 2020

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Blackwell Funeral Home of Burlington
1292 Rauhut St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Funeral Service
January 11, 2020

1:00 PM
Jones Cross Road Baptist Church
3651 Stoney Creek School Rd
Reidsville, NC 27320

Please note
Visitation with the family will be held an hour prior to the service.
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