Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Jones and Son Chapel for Mr. John Ellis Graham, age 83, of Ovett, who passed from this life on June 9, 2019, at South Central Hospital in Laurel. Rev. Steve Kelly will officiate with burial to follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. Pallbearers will members of the Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Graham was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ovett. He was a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge #300 in New Orleans, LA and the Ovett Masonic Lodge #571. He was a retired pipefitter out of the local 60 Union in New Orleans, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Susan Graham; brothers, Frank Graham and James . Graham; sister, Anna Mae Pursley; and son, John Anthony Graham.
Mr. Graham is survived by his wife, Myrtis Graham of Ovett; son, Joey L. Graham (Chery) of St. Gabriel, LA; daughter, Anita J. McBride of Paulina, LA; brother, Alvin Kenneth Graham of Ark.; sisters, Esther Shoemake of Enterprise and Myrtice Davis of Theodore, AL; grandchildren, Jennifer, David, Kristyn, Jessica and Jamie.
Visitation will be Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Jones and Son Funeral Home in Richton.