Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for William Roy Graves


04/11/1937 - 06/05/2020


William Roy Graves, age 83 of Murphy, NC, passed away Friday, June 5, 2020 at the Hayesville House.

He was the son of the late William Oscar and Mamie Panther Graves. Roy was a self employed logger and was the pastor of Bates Creek Baptist Church for over 30 years. He was still a great leader in faith and enjoyed the Gospel. Fishing was one of his favorite pass times. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mary Graves, four sisters, Ruby Graves, Ailene Morris, Mary Lou Kephart, Dorothy Ruth Sneed and infant daughter Angela Michelle

. Surviving are two sons, Daniel William Graves and wife Carolyn and Jeffrey Brian Graves and wife Autumn; two daughters Hilda King and husband W.C. and Melissa Graves; eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 P.M., Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at the Townson Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. Jeff Graves will officiate. Burial will be in the Grape Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jonathan and Brian King, Tyler and Charlie Graves, Danny Carroll and Jason Carroll. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth and Larry Davis.

The family will receive friends from 6 8 P.M., Monday, June 8, 2020 at the Townson Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.

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Townson Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
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