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Olive Virginia Delp Graham
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Birth: Apr. 22, 1888
Elk Creek
Grayson County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 21, 1976
Harrisonburg
Rockingham County
Virginia, USA

Mrs. Olive Delp Graham, 88, of 105 Placid Parkway, Bridgewater, died Tuesday afternoon at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Graham was born April 22, 1888 at Elk Creek and was a daughter of the late George Lester and Charlotte Hale Delp.

She graduated from Sullins College in Bristol and Madison College and did graduate work at the University of Virginia. She was head of the art department at Bridgewater College when she retired.

She had painted since she was 16 years old and had given private art lessons after her retirement. She had been commissioned to paint a picture for the submarine Stonewall Jackson.

Mrs. Graham was a member of the Bridgewater United Methodist Church and was one of the founders of the National League of American Pen Women.

On Aug. 8, 1917, she married Charles P. Graham, who died Oct. 6, 1964.

Surviving are seven children: Charles H. Graham of Sterling, Mrs. Charlotte Garner and Bruce M. Graham, both of Fairfax, Ray J. Graham of North Brook, Ill., Mrs. Virginia Gentry of Elkton, George L. Graham of Arlington and Henry B. Graham of Bridgewater; a sister, Mrs. Virginia McCullough of Oakdale, Pa.; 24 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

At Mrs. Graham's request, burial will be private. A memorial service will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday at Bridgewater United Methodist Church by the Rev. Roy Munns.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Bridgewater United Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. Friday at the Graham home.

Published in the Harrisonburg Daily News Record; Wed., Sept. 22, 1976.
 
 
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 Parents:
  George Lester Delp (1857 - 1928)
  Charlotte Lenora Hale Delp (1862 - 1934)
 
 Spouse:
  Charles Polk Graham (1884 - 1964)
 
 Children:
  Charles Hale Graham (1918 - 2010)*
  Bruce McConnell Graham (1921 - 1998)*
  Ray James Graham (1922 - 1997)*
  Martha Charlotte Graham Garner (1923 - 2006)*
  Virginia Graham Gentry (1925 - 2011)*
  Henry B Graham (1929 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alice May Delp Scott (1879 - 1950)*
  Lawrence Arthur Delp (1881 - 1956)*
  Lelia Susan Delp Cornett (1885 - 1968)*
  Olive Virginia Delp Graham (1888 - 1976)
  Virginia Jackson Delp McCullough (1891 - 1984)*
  Lucy Belle Delp McCormick (1892 - 1962)*
  Edna Delp (1899 - 1900)*
  Earl Delp (1899 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Lawn Cemetery
Bridgewater
Rockingham County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Rich Kreiss
Record added: Nov 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62178652
Olive Virginia <i>Delp</i> Graham
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