In Loving Memory

John Alan Graves, d. January 19, 2015

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In Loving Memory

January 24, 1970 – January 19, 2015

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John Alan Graves, 44, a longtime resident of Daphne and Mobile, AL died on January 19, 2015 at Mobile Infirmary from complications of esophageal cancer. John was born in Louisville, KY to John Brice Graves and Monetta Moak Noland. He graduated from McKinley High School in Baton Rouge, LA and earned a B.A. in Marketing from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA. John served a tour of duty in the Marine Corp in Desert Storm. He married Kim Brashear on June 25, 1994.  John enjoyed history, football, church ministry, hunting and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving bride of 20 years, Kim Brashear Graves of Mobile; daughter Kayla Graves of Mobile; two sons, Brett and Devin Graves of Mobile; mother Monetta Moak Noland (Ronald) of Mobile, AL; father John Brice Graves, Jr. (Lisa) of Demorest, GA and sister Kara Graves Marino (Konan) of Charlotte, NC.

Celebration of Life services will be held 11am on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Eastern Shore Baptist Church, 6847 Park Drive, Daphne, AL 36526 followed by Committal Service with honor guard at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort, AL. Visitation will be held in the church sanctuary prior to the service from 10:00-11:00am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John Grave’s memory to:

Give Forward (https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/9zr5/usmc-veteran-john-graves-war-against-esophageal-cancer)

Wounded Warrior Project (http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org)

Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home and Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL 36526.

3 Comments

  1. Ted and Jane Childs

    Our hearts and prayers go out to you. To lose a son seems unnatural but we know it’s not an end. He will be as close as your next breath.

    Peace be unto you.

    Ted and Jane

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  2. dianne jones

    MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY. TO LOSE A CHILD IS HARD BUT YOU KNOW THE LORD HAS HIM IN HIS ARMS AND HE IS NO LONGER SUFFERING. JUST LIKE THE SONG ” I’M ALREADY THERE THAT A LOOK AROUND”. YOU WILL SEE HIM IN EVERYTHING THAT YOU LOOK AT.
    REMEMBER HE IS YOUR BLESSING FROM GOD.
    LOVE AND PEACE BE WITH YOU.
    DIANNE

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  3. Janet S. Schoonmaker

    Monetta and family, I am so very sorry to see this. I know he is with Jesus now and that has to be a great comfort to all of you.

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