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She was married to Joseph Graves, Sr. for 52 years.
Etoise retired from the VA Medical Center after 30 plus years of service. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Taft, where she served in several ministries. She also was a dedicated member of the D, B & O Reunion Foundation.
Etoise was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Joseph Graves, Jr., his wife, Charlesetta Lee Graves and child, Donita Graves; also, a daughter, Bonnie Graves Wilkes. Others include six brothers: Willistene, Lawrence, Cephus and Moses Richards and Joseph and Elmer Hill, Sr., and her sisters: Mary Hill Foster and Henrietta Hill Balls.
Survivors include two sons: Donald E. (Marva) Graves of San Diego, CA and Jesse C. (Teressa) Graves of Austin, TX; two daughters: Etoise Graves (Norris) McDonald of Austin, and Marsha Graves of the home. Also, 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, along with beloved nieces, nephews and friends.
A Home Going service is scheduled, Saturday, March 2, 2019, 1:00 p.m., First Baptist Church, Taft, OK. Interment will be Monday, March 4, 2019, 12:30 p.m. in Memorial Park Mausoleum, Muskogee, OK.
Visitation will be Friday, 1:00 until 6:00 p.m.
The family has been cared for by House of Winn Funeral Homes.
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