Mary Allean Mitchell Graham was born in the St. James community on Nov. 2, 1932; God chose to pick this rose Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010 at home with her loved ones. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Elease Mitchell and beloved wife of Haynes Almond Graham.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at St. James Baptist Church with Dr. Rev. Michael Cummings and Rev.Graylen Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in the St. James Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2 at Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn.
She is survived by one daughter and two sons, Josephine Graham Spaulding (Lynn) of Whiteville, Leslie Graham of Plainfield, N.J., and Haynes Graham Jr. (Meki) of Lake Waccamaw; three sisters, Lila Spaulding and Laura Webb, both of Lake Waccamaw, and Ruby Campbell of Southport; two brothers, Joseph Mitchell and Lewis Mitchell, both of Lake Waccamaw; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by six siblings, Luticia M. Jacobs, Leroy Mitchell, Sarah Spaulding, Isabell Branch, Everette Mitchell, and Alice Freeman.