SIKESTON -- Clay F. Graham, 64, died Dec. 12, 2011, at his home.
Born Dec. 14, 1946, in Lilbourn, to the late Thurman and Minnie Louella Houchin Graham, he was of the Pentecostal belief and had worked as a transmission mechanic and farmer before retiring.
He is survived by: two sons, Gary Linn Graham and Lawrence Clayton Ray "Larry" Graham of Sikeston; four brothers, Albert Graham, T.W. Graham, Lawrence Graham and Don Graham of Sikeston; seven sisters, Katherine Green, Pauline Ward, Mary Pick, Edna Bradshaw and Frances Henson of Sikeston, Judy Reynolds of St. Francis, Ark., and Nadine Rogers of Morley; five grandchildren; and a special niece and nephew who cared for him in the home, Danny and Brenda Graham.
He was preceded in death by one son, one daughter, one brother and one grandchild.
Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. today at the Ponder Funeral Home where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Larry White, pastor of New Hope Ministries, and the Rev. Glynnis Duckworth, pastor of Circle City Pentecostal Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.
Pallbearers will be: James Reynolds Jr., Kenny Graham, Danny Graham, Kyle Irvin, Brian Bradshaw, Dale Graham, Aaron Irvin and Andrew Irvin.
Honorary pallbearers will be Shane Graham, James Graham, Cody McGlothlin, James Rogers, C.T. Graham, Joseph Henson and Anthony McGlothlin.
Online condolences may be sent at www.ponderfuneralhome.com.