James Wesley (Moose) Graves

Born: Thu., Sep. 29, 1949
Died: Sat., Jan. 5, 2013


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 12, 2013
Location: True Believers Worship Center

Graveside Service

2:00 PM Sun., Jan. 13, 2013

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James Wesley "Moose" Graves was born September 29, 1949 in Attalla, Etowah County, Alabama to the late William Charles Mitchell and the late Vernia Mae Graves Cameron. He entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Riverview Regional Medical Center.

Moose confessed faith in Christ at an early age and united with theAnioch United Methodist Church. He was educated in the Attalla City School System where he graduated from Norris High School, class of 1968. He was active in sports while in high school where he played football, baseball, and basketball. After graduating, he worked at Ford Motor Company in Detroit, MI but memories of home and his true love led him back to Attalla. He worked at the Attalla Pipe Company for seven years. Moose proceeded to work at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 33 years. In 2008, he was awarded the Goodyear Safety Award for over 30 years of service without an accident. He retired in June 2010. 

He was united in the bond of holy matrimony with Karen Elizabeth Snow for 44 years. Their union was blessed with two beautiful children.

He faithfully attended True Believers Worship Center for the past three years. He was an avid sportsman, enjoying Auburn football, hunting fishing, basketball, and playing dominoes.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Leon Cameron; sister, Margie Cameron; and brother, Leon Cameron, Jr.


He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Karen Elizabeth Graves, Attalla; daughter, Chandra "Jackie" (Donald) Dixon, Powder Springs, GA; son, James Wesley (Dr. Sabrina Morgan) Graves, Trussville, AL; grandchildren, Joey Fishback, Kennisha Kimber, Jalaya Graves, Donielle Dixon, and Devan Dixon; brothers, Enoch Cameron, Ferdale, MI, David Cameron, Las Vegas, NV, Michael (Rezaka) Graves, Attalla, AL, Timothy (Chiquita) Cameron, Gadsden, AL, William (Debbie) Mitchell, Redondo Beach, CA, and Anthony (Terri) Mitchell, Miami, FL; sisters, Anita Adell, Cindy (Jeffery) Kennedy, both of Gadsden, AL., and Lisa R. (Marcelino) Quintero, Miami, FL; brothers-in-law, Allen Snow, Attalla, AL, Frank Snow, Chicago, IL, and Jason Snow, Gadsden, AL; sisters-in-law, Gwendolyn Poindexter, Sacramento, CA, Charlene (Billy) Johnson, Gadsden, AL, Cynthia Robinson and Beverly Johnson, both of Attalla, AL; aunts, Daisy (Sam) Cameron, Ferndale, MI, and Beverly Edwards, Oakland, CA; great-aunt, Johnnie Mae Prater, Gadsden, AL; special niece, Maria (Kevin) Rigby; special great niece, Kamauri (Tuli) Rigby; special friends,  Nathan Graham, Evette and Radolph Williams, James Wright, and Jannie Crook, a host of other relatives and many dear friends.


Graveside Service will be 2:00p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Rainbow Memorial Gardens, Rev. Kevin Rigby, officiating.

Visitation with the family will be 6-8p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013 at True Believers Worship Center.


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Kathy Moorer & Sons
   Posted Mon January 07, 2013
Karen, Jacquelin, & James
You have our heartfelt sympathy our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Kathy, Dee, & Jay Moorer

CS Morgan-Williams
   Posted Wed January 16, 2013
Our deepest sympathy going to the Graves Family at this time of sudden passing of a loved one, During this loss lean on the love of our Holy Father above your strength. Only he can comfort you during a loss of Loved one.

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