Graham, Earnest N. & Winona Modell (Grady)

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Daily Oklahoman
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
August 11, 2005, pg 13a

Graham, Earnest N., age 86, passed away August 9, 2005 at Midwest City Regional Medical Center. He was born September 21, 1918 in Duncan, OK to James N. and Annie Bledsoe) Graham. He married Winona (Grady) on August 23, 1945 in Oklahoma City. Earnest retired from Tinker as a Hydraulic Mechanic and was a member of Soldier Creek Baptist Church. His interests were fishing, playing dominoes, woodworking and gardening.

His son, Richard F. Graham; his parents; and sister: Faye Wagner all preceded him in death.

The surviving family members include his wife of 59 years, Winona; his sons: James W. Graham and his wife, Phyllis; Earnest N. Graham, Jr. and his wife, Jeannette; and his daughter: Sheryl A. Privett and her husband, Ronald; eleven grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 12, 2005 at Soldier Creek Baptist Church with burial at Arlington Memory Gardens under the direction of Bill Eisenhour N.E. Funeral Home.

Earnest N. Graham born Sept 21, 1918  died Aug 9, 2005
Winona M (Grady) born Jan 27, 1925 died Oct 30, 2009

photo courtesy Marti Graham, December 2005

photo courtesy Marti Graham,
April 2007

Daily Oklahoman
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
October 30, 2009

Winona Modell Graham, 84, flew home to be with her Lord on October 30, 2009. Winona was born January 27, 1925, in Willow, OK to Joe Cass and Audra D. (Hogan) Grady. She was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed her flower gardens and music. In the mid-80's, Winona retired from Tinker Air Force Base as a Keypunch Operator.

Winona was a very dedicated, active and lifelong member of Soldier Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earnest Graham; son, Richard Graham, Sr.; grandson, Richard Graham, Jr.; and four siblings.

Survivors include her children: James Graham and wife Phyllis, Earnest Graham, Jr., and wife Jeannette, Sheryl Privett and husband Ronnie; grandchildren: James, Rusty, Paul, Earnest III, David, Audra, Harold Wayne, Charity, Robyn, Randy; many great-grandchildren; and seven siblings. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at Soldier Creek Baptist Church.

Interment will follow at Arlington Memory Gardens.

page created 20 Mar 2005
Updated: 29 Jan 2013

Source: The Oklahoman.

Contributed by Marti Graham, April 2007.

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