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Wallace L. Grafton (04-17-2014)
Photo of Wallace L. Grafton On Friday, April 11, 2014, Mr. Wallace L. Grafton passed away and joined the love of his life of 54 years, Billie Jean “Jennie” Grafton. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Pisgah Baptist Church in Bernice, officiated by the Rev. Kenneth Nutt. Interment followed at Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery under direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Farmerville.
Mr. Grafton was born on October 31, 1933, in Bernice. He loved quail hunting and crappie fishing. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the Korean Conflict. He was a long-term employee of Claiborne Gas Company.
He was preceded in death by: His wife Billie Jean Grafton; parents John Walter and Alsie Grafton; a brother, Teddy L. Grafton; and three sisters – Melba Fowler, “Nokie” Griffin and Maxine Barrett.
He is survived by: His son Travis Grafton and wife Janet; two grandchildren – Rhiannon Massery and husband Kevin and Jarad Grafton and girlfriend Stephanie Willoughby; great-grandchildren, Kiahlee, Kaleb, and Bella; sisters Rubye Taylor, and Johnnie Griffin; brothers, Billy Grafton, and Bobby Grafton; special niece, Donna Walton, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Monday, April 14, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Pisgah Baptist Church.
The family wishes to give a special thank you to the staff of Professional Hospice Care of Ruston.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Pallbearers were Charles Taylor, Gerald Taylor, John Griffin, Kevin Massery, Ben Walton, and Brian Walton.
Honorary Pallbearers were Tony Walton and Kevin Henry.
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