James H. Graves


James Henry Graves, 95, of Hot Springs, passed from this life Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

He was born Oct. 20, 1921, to Sam and Nola Belcher Graves. They preceded him in death, as well as his siblings and a grandson, James Graves, and a son-in-law, Stephen Bailey.

Mr. Graves was noted for his infectious smile and friendliness. He was the owner and operator of "James Dairy Bar," a family restaurant that served the best steaks and seafood in town.

He leaves to cherish his memory his son, James Leray Graves, of Chicago, Ill.; his daughters, Clara (Garland) Puckett, of Hot Springs, Patricia Bailey, of Douglasville, Ga., and Shelia Bishop, of Atlanta, Ga.; one son, James Graves, of Chicago, Ill.; the mother of his children, Lola Graves, of Hot Springs; seven grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, at Historic Visitors Chapel AME Church, with the Rev. Juanita Jackson delivering the eulogy. Burial will follow in Crestview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Visitors Chapel AME Church.

Guest registry is at http://www.carriganmemorial.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to Carrigan Memorial Funeral Services.

Obits on 06/19/2017

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