DEATHS: Helen Graves, 87

Helen Henrietta Buckle Graves, 87, of Florence, died Dec. 25 at Hillsboro Community Medical Center. She was a homemaker and retired teacher.

The funeral service was Dec. 28 at the Florence Christian Church with Harold Brown officiating. Burial was at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Florence.

She was born April 1, 1913, to Henry and Pearle Estela Peters Buckle in rural McCune. In October 1929, she was married to Presley Graves, who predeceased her in 1966.

She is survived by two daughters: Valera Hamm of Durham and Ida Mae Wendt of Herington; and five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established for HCMC.

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