Paul Ray Graves, 72, of Mountain Home, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Mountain Home. Mr. Graves was born Sept.27, 1941, in DeQueen, Ark., to Jesse and Diane (Sutton) Graves.
Paul graduated from Coahoma High School and attended college in Colorado on a track scholarship. His career included district manager for Furrâ€™s Supermarkets and owner of several dry cleaners. He was of the Christian Faith.
Mr. Graves was preceded in death by his parents.
Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Paula Merrill and husband Mike of Odessa, Texas; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, twin sister, Pauline White and husband Don of Henderson, Texas, and Shirley Edwards and husband Don of Midland, Texas; and one brother, Dale Graves and wife Ethylene of Cement, Okla.
There will be a private celebration of Paulâ€™s life Saturday afternoon.
In lieu of flowers, a special memorial has been established at Hospice of the Ozarkâ€™s in Mountain Home, Ark. (hospiceoftheozarks.org)