MATTHEWS - Viola Graham, 86, died Feb. 20, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born July 7, 1918, in White Oak, daughter of the late John and Maude Mae Morrison Gilmore, she had attended Big Ridge General Baptist Church in Catron.
In 1942, she married William Harvey Graham who preceded her in death on June 4, 1979.
Survivors include: seven sons and six daughters-in-law, Harvey "Leather" and Jeanette Graham, Tommy Lee and Brenda Joyce Graham, Charles David "Davy" and Lisa Graham and Harold Wayne and Melinda Graham of New Madrid, Fred William and Barbara Graham and Ronnie Eugene and Carol Ann Graham of Catron and Larry Allen Graham of Matthews; three daughters and sons-in-
law, Barbara Ann "Sissy" and Roger Porter of Loveland, Colo., Diane and Jim Critchlow of Dexter and Debra Kay and Allen McWaters of Willard; and 19 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Three brothers and one sister also preceded her in death.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Jack Lewis will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Matthews Cemetery.
Her seven sons will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Roger Porter, Dr. Jim Critchlow, Allen McWaters, Glen Graham, Larry Graham Jr., Ronnie Graham Jr., Otis Hise Jr., John Graham, Adam Grahanm, Avery Graham and Harry Graham.