Dateline: February 22, 2007

Viola Fay Barker Graham, 89, died Sunday, February 18, 2007, in Clarendon.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2007, in the First United Methodist Church in Clarendon with Rev. Tom Garmon, Pastor, and Rev. Roger Smith, Pastor of the Community Fellowship Church, officiating.  Interment will be at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon.  Services were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mrs. Graham was born October 3, 1917, in Goodnight to Carl and Nova Hinkle Barker.  She married William Doyce Graham on October 10, 1937, at Ashtola.  She had been a school teacher at the Goldston and Ashtola schools, had worked as a bookkeeper for the gin, and was a banker at the Farmerís State Bank prior to her retirement.  She was a member of the 1926 Book Club and was also a member of The Circle at the First United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Graham taught Sunday School and was a faithful worker for her church.  She was a lifelong resident of Donley County and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Clarendon.

Mrs. Graham was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on September 24, 1984; one brother; and two sisters.

Survivors include three sons, Mike Graham of Clarendon, Doyce Graham, Jr., and wife Linda of Clemson, S.C., and James Graham and wife Rachael of Creve Coeur, MO; one brother, Don Barker and wife Gay of Amarillo; three sisters, Mildred Tomlinson of Bartlesville, Okla., Mary Murff and husband Mike of Clarendon, and Nova Mooring and husband Bill of Clarendon; and one sister-in-law, Vonnie Barker of Groom; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be sent to the first United Methodist Church in Clarendon.

 

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