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Geneva Ann Graves

Geneva Ann Graves, age 76 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2012.

Geneva , or “Mama Graves” as numerous special people in her life knew her, was the owner and operator of G & G Furniture in Manchester and a member of the Church of Christ “Temple Lot” of Independence, MO.

She was born on August 30, 1935 in McMinnville, TN to her parents, the late James Lester Scruggs and Velma Irene Winton Scruggs. She was also preceded in death by her husband, the late Moran L. “Buddy” Graves and sister, the late Carolyn Fay Eddy.

She will be fondly remembered as one who loved her family, coaching softball and cooking, especially baking.

She is survived by her son, Steve M. Graves and his wife Gwen of Manchester, TN; daughter, Debbie G. Stevens of Manchester, TN; two grandchildren, Deborah Nicole “Nikki” Alonso of Manchester, TN and Stephen Graves of Manchester, TN; one great-granddaughter, Victoria Lake Alonso; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday evening, January 10, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home.

The Funeral Service will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon, January 11, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Brother Bob Oldham officiating.

Burial will follow at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be sent to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME of Manchester, TN.