° empty

Lonnie Earl Graham Sr.

May 31, 1944 – Nov. 28, 2012

FERRIDAY — Services for Lonnie Earl Graham Sr., 68, of Ridgecrest, who died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Young’s Funeral Home in Ferriday with the Rev. Danny Reed, the Rev. Paul Reed and the Rev. Chris Jackson officiating.

Burial will follow at South Central Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Graham was born May 31, 1944, in Wisner, La., the son of Lige and Virgie Graham. He was the owner and operator of Grahams Jiffy Mart and the former owner of Graham’s Food Mart of Ferriday.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Charles, Reggie and Shelby Graham.

Survivors include his wife, Jessie Dale Graham; two sons, Lonnie Graham Jr. and Kevin Graham; two grandsons, Jay Graham and Shelby Graham, all of Ferriday; two special brothers-in-law, Calvin Causey and H.T. Ramsey; special niece, Wanda Smith; and four sisters, Muriel Ramsey and husband, H.T., Glenda Smith and Harvey, Shirley Crum and husband, Vernon, and Nita Turner and husband, Allen.

Pallbearers will be Eric Hawley, Buddy Hill, Jamie Aswell, Skipper Peavey, Randy Morehead and Jamie Whittington.

Honorary pallbearers will be Hilton Ramsey, Alex Womack, Richard Greene, Calvin Causey, Floyd Peavey, Carlos Peavey, Johnny Peavey, Walter Sanders and Wayne Sanders.

Online condolences may be sent to www.youngsfh.com.