Miss Mabel GRAHAM, daughter of William and Mary E. (MARTIN) GRAHAM,
was born in Franklin County, Illinois, on January the 18th, 1879.
She departed this life on May 29, 1957, at the age of 78 years, 4
months, and 11 days. On September 4th, 1898, she was united in
marriage to James D. ISOM, who preceded her in death.
Uncle Jim and Aunt Mabel, as they were known to their many relatives
and friends, had no children of their own, but devoted their lives
to the rearing of her brothers and sisters. This family losing their
mother at an early date, Mrs. ISOM became mother fo all. Uncle Jim
and Aunt Mabel were very instrumental in the care and guardianship
of Uncle Jim's nieces and nephews, who also were deprived of their
parents at an early age. Again in the course of events, two nieces,
Neva Jean and Beta Fay LEDBETTER, made their home from infancy through
their childhood years with Uncle Jim and Aunt Mabel.
At an early age in life she professed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ
and united with the Horse Prairie Baptist Church, remaining a faithful
and dedicated member until God called her to her eternal home. Aunt
Mabel's faith made her a loving neighbor with a burning desire to help
others. Jesus' great principle, "Do unto others as you would have them
do unto you," became a living reality in her life.
Those who will miss Aunt Mabel's prescence most are three sisters:
Mrs. Ruby HUIE, Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Verna LEWIS, Sesser, and Mrs.
Lillian LEDBETTER, Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Hubert and Raymond GRAHAM
of Chicago Heights, Ill., and a host of relatives and friends.