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James Junior Graves

James “Junior” Graves

James “Junior” Graves, age 54, of Pulaski, TN passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

He was a native of Giles County, TN, employed with Murray Ohio for 25 years, a welder at Clarage Twin City Fan in Pulaski, TN and a member of Minor Hill First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Graves; and one sister, Jamie Lauraine Graves.

He is survived by wife of 34 years: Sheila Graves, Pulaski, TN; mother: Barbara Ann Graves, Pulaski, TN; three daughters: Brooke Smith (Cole Cooper), Summertown, TN, Tonya Kelly (Patrick), and Sonya Peters (Brock), both of Lawrenceburg; one son: Kipp Alan Tidwell, Lawrenceburg; six grandchildren: Gavin Smith (Johnnie Lynn), Harrison Smith, Keyonna Prince, Keyaira Prince, Allie Peters, Lindy Peters; one great grandchild: Landon Walker Smith; two sisters: Michelle “Rea” Glover (Gary), Pulaski, TN and Pam Lockett (Nick), Madison, AL; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for James “Junior” Graves were conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018, with Tim Cunningham officiating. Interment followed at Bumpas Cemetery in Lawrenceburg, TN. Condolences may be sent by way of our website at

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