Graham, Trubie Ivan

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amem_lighthouse2.jpgTrubie Ivan Graham, 76, of Shawsville, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2007 at New River Valley Medical Center. Born March 10, 1931 in Botetourt County, Va., he was the son of the late Amos Graydon and Pearle Nancy Sutphin Graham. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, helping others, gardening, golfing, and piloting small aircraft.

He retired from Rowe Furniture Corporation in 1995 as Vice-President of Manufacturing, after 45 years of dedicated service, with eighteen years in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Later his love for people led him to a part-time job with Bill’s Used Parts as a part-time deliverer.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Graydon I. Graham. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Dickerson H. Graham; two sons and daughter-in-law, Thomas Edward “Eddie” Graham and wife Vicki, Robert Anthony “Bob” Graham, all of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa Ann DeWeese and Terry, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; stepson, Aaron Randall Hall and wife Donna, Eidson, Tenn.; stepdaughter, Sharon Hale, Shawsville, Va.; one granddaughter; one grandson; two great-grandsons; one stepgranddaughter and two stepgrandsons; a brother and sister-in-law, Carl I. Graham and wife Delmar, Salem, Va.; a sister and brother-in-law, Virginia I. and Jack Sutliff, Troutville, Va.; sister-in-law, Wyoma Graham Rock, Roanoke, Va.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Sunday evening, October 7, 2007 at the Horne Funeral Home, Christiansburg. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, October 8, 2007 in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in Piedmont Cemetery, Shawsville, Va.

Flowers will be appreciated, however, those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Shawsville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 14, Shawsville, VA 24162. The Graham family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg, VA. Online condolences may be sent by visiting