Athens Review, Athens, Texas

April 13, 2012

Carole Anne Graham


The Athens Review

Athens — Graveside services for Carole Anne Graham, 67, of Athens are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2012 at Athens City Cemetery with the Rev. Dan Miller officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Hannigan Smith Funeral Home.

She was born Jan. 3, 1945 in England to Roy Ridenour, Jr. and Barbara Florence Buckley. She married Billy Graham on July 29, 1972 in Athens. Carole Anne worked as a phone operator at Walmart, and was a full-time mother, Nana, and a devout Christian woman. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was loved by all who knew her, and will be greatly missed.

Carole Anne passed away April 12, 2012 in Athens.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Roy Ridenour III; and son, Michael Charles Graham.

Carole Anne is survived by her husband, Billy Graham of Athens; daughters, Michelle and husband, Ken Cecil of Heartland  and Patti Burris and Guy Nicotra of Boston, Mass.; grandchildren, Bradley Stannard, Trevor Burris, Kristian Cecil, Kyle Burris  and Brooke Stannard; cousin Ronald Brown; and numerous family and friends.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.