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Funeral services for Charlie Bryan Graham, 76, of Needville were held on Friday, Dec. 5, 2003 from Nelsonville Brethren Church with Rev. Harvey Abke officiating. The service began at 11 a.m.  Interment was in the National Cemetery in Nelsonville.

Serving as pallbearers were A.G. Ollre, Dr. Russell Stander Jr., Guiton Ragsdale, Mike Fryar, Dude Smith, Billy Butcher and Darrell Farmer.

Mr. Graham was born in Houston, Texas to parents Charlie and Margie (Parker) Graham. He was raised in the Houston area and attended Regan High School.

After serving his country in the United States Navy, he began a career
working for the Harris County Sheriffs office and later the City of Houston as Health Inspector. Charlie married Shirley Platte in Nelsonville on July 16, 1957. A lifelong rodeo participant, Charlie was inducted to the Texas Professional Cowboy Association Hall of Fame in 1999.

Charlie Bryan Graham died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003 in Richmond, Texas.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Shirley Graham of Needville; son Charlie "Boots" Graham and wife Kim of Damon; daughter Patti Marie Dotson and husband Lester of Magnolia; grandsons Casey Bryan Graham and Thomas Joseph Burnett; numerous great grandchildren, and many many friends.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents Charlie and Margie Graham, brother Thomas Graham and sister Lucy Butcher.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Nelsonville Brethren Church, 332 Church Road, Bellville, Texas 77418 or The Rosenberg Brethren Church 1301 Sixth Street, Rosenberg, Texas 77471.

Funeral services were under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels Bellville, Texas.

Posted by Joy Neely


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