|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1880|
|Death: ||Jul. 10, 1946|
(1843 to 1906) Henry County became world renowned for its plug tobacco of exquisite quality. There was B. F. Gravelys' "Superior", Peyton Gravelys' "Honey Dew", H. C. Lesters' "Lester's Fig", "Log Cabin" and "Honest John"
Martinsville Bulletin, Friday, July 12, 1946, p. 1, col. 1:
(obituary below is edited)
Ben Franklin Gravely died Wednesday in a local hospital. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Survivors, wife and seven children: Mrs. Mack Bouldin (Ollie), Mrs. Gus Sundquist (Lorene) and Miss Edith Gravely, all of Martinsville; Miss Kathleen Gravely (Virginia Kathryn) of Richmond, and Dillard, Margaret and Kenneth Gravely, all of the home place.
Two brothers and six sisters also survive: Peyton and Willie Gravely of Martinsville, Mrs. Joe Stulz, Mrs. Edd Warren, Mrs. Annie Godfrey, Mrs. Charlie Cole and Mrs. John Hurd, all of Martinsville, and Mrs. Jim Warren of Ridgeway.
Benjamin Franklin Gravely was a son of William Franklin Gravely and Nannie John Winn, and husband of Gracie Lee Richardson.
(names above from a person not signed in to findagrave on 15 Jan. 2012. (pinkpixiedust)
William Francis Gravely (1847 - 1920)
Nancy Jane Winn Gravely (1848 - 1925)
Gracie Lee Richardson Gravely (1889 - 1976)*
Virginia Katherine Gravely Warren (1868 - 1953)*
Annie Gravely Godfrey (1870 - 1957)*
William H. Gravely (1872 - 1958)*
Peyton B. Gravely (1873 - 1955)*
Nannie Frances Gravely Hurd (1876 - 1950)*
Mary Jane Gravely Warren (1878 - 1938)*
Benjamin Franklin Gravely (1880 - 1946)
Lula Sanford Gravely Warren (1883 - 1973)*
Myrtle Gravely Stultz (1888 - 1985)*
Minnie Gravely Cole (1892 - 1975)*
Created by: deegraver
Record added: Feb 11, 2009
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