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Frances Lorraine Graham Bentley

Mrs. Frances Lorraine Graham Bentley of Blountville, TN went home to be with Jesus on April 15, 2020 at the age of 86 in Lebanon, TN.

Frances was born on September 8, 1933 to Roy Edwards and Mattie Ruth Edwards. For 22 years Frances loved her work as a CNA at Bristol Regional Hospital.  Following her retirement she continued to serve her community as a care taker.  She was a member of Gunnings Baptist Church.  Frances was preceded in death by her husband Alvis Ray Graham on October, 1956.  Together they had four children: Roger Lee Graham (Debbie), Sandra Graham Meschievitz, Jerry Graham (Brenda), and Johnny Graham.  In addition to her husband, Frances was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Charles Edwards, Jay Edwards, Ray Edwards, Elmer McNeely and her sisters Wanda Graham, Elosie Deno, & Maxine Acres.

Frances was survived by her four children, her brother Wandas McNeely, & her sisters Dixie Davis, Faye Gibbens, Joy Walker, Patty Key and Francis Key.  Seven grandchildren: Shannon Driver (Gary), Chris Graham (Michelle), Melissa Graham Yates (Richard), Jeremy Graham, Joshua Graham, Sally Hallman (Landis Ryan), and Mika Meshievitz.  Twelve great grandchildren: Cotie Rocchietti, Casey Graham, Haley Graham, Michala Graham, Makynlee Yates, Mia Yates, Raydyn Yates, Kaylynn Graham, Lucy Graham, Izzy Meschievitz, Makayla Hallman, & Caroline Hallman.

Bro Leonard Diebold of Lebanon, TN & Bro Bob Ferguson of Gunnings, TN to officiate at the private graveside service at Gunnings Cemetery on April 18, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gunnings Baptist Church, 199 Shipley Ferry Rd., Blountville, TN  37617.

Friends are encouraged to send online condolences at www.ligonbobo.com

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615) 444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Carson& Linda Waggoner says:
    To be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord 2 cor.5:8.
  2. Carson& Linda Waggoner says:
    To be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord 2 cor.5:8.
  3. Debbie Carpenter, DSP @Prospect says:
    Sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady.