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“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

                                                 Romans 6:23

Mr. Howard Graham, 77, of  Mount Holly, North Carolina, died on Tuesday; May 22, 2018 at his home.  He was born on June 12, 1940 to the late Melvin and Allie Graham in Gaston County. 

Mr. Graham was a graduate of Reid High School in Belmont, North Carolina and spent time in the United States Army before earning an Associate’s Degree in Automotive Repair at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina.  He worked in various positions with Gaston County Dye and Union Carbide before establishing Graham’s Garage, an automotive repair shop, in Mount Holly, North Carolina which he ran for over thirty years.  Mr. Graham also enjoyed Gospel Music and used his singing talents for many years as leader of the Gospel quartet, the FBH Sensationals.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Graham was preceded in death by his wife: Alberta M. Graham and his sister: Nancy Howie. He was followed in death by his sister Hazeline Burch.

Mr. Graham’s survivors include his daughter, Veronica Crumbly (Ken) of Laurel, Mississippi; sons, Claxton (Sherri) of Charlotte, North Carolina, Treva (Maria) of Charlotte,  North Carolina and Terrell of Mount Holly, North Carolina; grandsons: Kennan Crumbly of Big Spring, Texas, and Kameron Crumbly of Laurel, Mississippi; brother: Melvin Graham, Jr., of Mount Holly, North Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral: Sunday; May 27, 2018; 2:00 p.m.; Rock Hill United Methodist Church-7603 Old Plank Road, Stanley

Visitation: thirty minutes before the service at the church

Interment: Gold Hill-Rock Hill Church Cemetery, Stanley

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  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Gregory Funeral Service
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    We're so sorry to hear you are mourning the recent loss of your loved one. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Psalms 46:1 which reads: "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Friday, May 25, 2018
    Terrell, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, Im here for you if you need me anytime, just call me. love ya
    ~ Sandra Logan   Gastonia, NC
  • Friday, May 25, 2018
    We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. The whole PDS community is thinking of you.
    ~ Matt Scully   Charlotte, NC
  • Friday, May 25, 2018
    My condolences to the Graham family. Please allow the 'God of all comfort' to comfort you at this time and the time ahead. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
    ~ T.F.   Bassfield, MS
  • Sunday, May 27, 2018
    I'm so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Revelation 21:4 says that God will wipe every tear from our eyes and death and pain will be no more, this is especially comforting since we know this scripture has to be referring to the earth because these things don't exist in heaven.
    ~ Lisa L   Gastonia, NC
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    ~ Saundra robbins   Indian Trail, NC