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Charles C. Graves

August 5, 1925 — August 2, 2018

Charles C. Graves, 92, of Crab Orchard, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 6:25 pm at Heartland Regional Medical Center. Charles was born August 5, 1925 on the family farm in Williamson County the son of McKinley and Lula (Angel) Graves. He married Imogene Roper on July 17, 1946 in Morganfield, Kentucky and in July they celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary. He attended Center Baptist Church in Crab Orchard. Charles was a coal miner and a member of the UMWA.  He was an avid gardener, and  loved that he was able to share what he grew with his neighbors, especially his  sweet potatoes.  In later years he was an avid mall walker, enjoying traveling and Mr. Fix-it in his neighborhood. Charles was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed. Survivors include his; Wife – Imogene Graves of Crab Orchard Daughter – Shirley (William “Butch”) Butler of Crab Orchard Daughter – Gayla (Keith) Johns of Marion Grandchildren: Vicki (Robert) Odum of Anna Michael Butler of Crab Orchard Justin Johns of Schaumburg Jamie (Ben) Ragan of Carterville Great Grandchildren; Zachary and Andrew Odum of Anna Ginna, Gracie and Taylor Ragan of Carterville Sister – Velma (Mel) Lynn of Marion Sister-in-law – Colleen (Charlie) Brown of Carbondale Several nieces and nephews Preceded by his Parents, Brothers – Kenneth, James, Sam, Leroy and Johnny Graves, father-in-law and mother-in-law – Roy and Helen Roper. Funeral services will be Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 2 pm at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Cutsinger officiating. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday from Noon until the time of service at the funeral home. For those who prefer memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois  62959.    
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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