James Davis Graham

October 8, 1938 - November 13, 2014
James Davis Graham

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James Davis Graham, 76, of Hendersonville passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness.

A native of Union County, Georgia, James lived in the Henderson County area most of his life. He was the son of the late James Henderson Graham and Emma Nellie Martin Graham. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Paul Richard Graham in 2009; one grandson, Jonathon James Gentry in 1997; and sisters, Dorothy Graham and Frankie Dills.

James served in the National Guard for eight years and retired from E.I. DuPont in 1999. He was a member of Stoney Mountain Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Geraldine Green Graham of Hendersonville; three sons, Jimmy Graham of the home, Ronnie Graham of Hendersonville, and Matt Graham of Asheville and wife Christy of Clyde; one daughter, Deborah Graham Gentry and husband, John Ray Gentry, of Mills River; brother, Joe Graham and wife, Nancy, of Hendersonville; sister, Pauline Hensley of Mountain Home; grandchildren, John Gentry, Jr., Alice Fowler, Daniel Lee Graham, Monica Stepp, Roy Graham, Noah Graham and Sam Gentry; and five great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday, November 17, 2014 at Gethsemane Baptist Church. The Reverend Danny Pridmore will officiate. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. At other times, the family will be at the residence of John and Deborah Gentry in Mills River.

The family would like to thank Park Ridge Health Cancer Services and Four Seasons Hospice for the wonderful care James received.


Monday, November 17, 2014

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Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • November 16, 2014
    Jenny Hollingsworth Cagle says:
    I am so sorry to hear that James has passed away. I know my dad, (Bob Hollingsworth) thought of James as one of his best friends. Now they are rejoicing together in heaven.

  • November 17, 2014
    Walter Lunsford says:
    So sorry for your loss. The family is in our prayers. May God bless you all at this time. Walter Lunsford and family

  • November 17, 2014
    Scott & Tina Rhodes says:
    So sorry. Your family is in our prayers. God Bless you all.

  • November 17, 2014
    Sue Pearson says:
    To all the graham Family, I am truly sorry for the loss of James.God bless each one of you,Ronnie, and Joe and nancy,i knew more than the rest of family;but He is at Peace now.You all are in my prayers.

  • November 17, 2014
    Diann Harle says:
    Dear Geraldine and Deborah, I wish you all the comfort God can provide. James was a gentle man and I always loved to see him smile. He will be missed. I know you will feel his loss but also be comforted by the years of memories. You are in my prayers.