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Rev John Elton McGraw

Rev John Elton McGraw

Death 26 Aug 2004 (aged 80)
Burial Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Plot Apostle Garden
Memorial ID 83765851 · View Source
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PNJ August 28, 2004

Rev. John Elton "J.E." McGraw, 80, of Milton passed away Thursday, August 26, 2004 at his home.

Rev. McGraw was born May 7, 1924 to George and Lola Pugh McGraw in Brewton, AL.

"On the Saturday night before Mother's Day in 1948, I gave my heart to Jesus. Shortly thereafter the Lord called me to be a preacher and I have never regretted that calling upon my life."

Reverend McGraw served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a Gunners Mate.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Alme and Arvis McGraw.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Grace McGraw; two daughters and sons-in-law, Luverne and Rev. Benny Turner and Louise and George Atchison; two sons and daughters in law, Rev. Clifford and Brenda McGraw and Ed "Butch" and Ann McGraw; four grandchildren, Jason(Susan) Turner, D'wayne(Tammy) McGraw, Tina(Rev. Jeff) Pack and Missy(Morgan)Kimbrough; five great grandchildren, Christopher, Joshua, Israel, Aislyn, Benjamin and an expected arrival in March to Missy and Morgan; two sisters, Oradell(Roy) Parker, and Ola Bell Robinson; brother, Austin(Nellie) McGraw; A host of nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends. He never met a stranger.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the main sanctuary at Pace Assembly of God Church with Bishop Leon Stewart officiating, Rev. Glen Lowery assisting.

Active pallbearers will be grandsons Jason Turner and D'wayne McGraw, special friends, Jack Loyed, Charles Loyed, Glen Turner and M.D. Kelly. Honorary pallbearers will be his Minister Friends throughout the past years.

Interment will follow in Pensacola Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends in the Prayer Chapel at Pace Assembly of God Church on Saturday, August 28 from 5-8 p.m.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 Highway 29 is in charge of arrangements.

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