Michael Anthony Graves


Michael Anthony Graves, 61, of Maybeury, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019 surrounded by his family.
Born on September 14, 1957, he was the son of the late George H. Graves, Jr. and Iva Holland Graves. Michael was educated in the McDowell County Public School System and was employed by the Paul Miller Shelter and Norfolk Southern Railroad. He will be remembered as a wonderful brother, uncle, friend and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his four brothers, Scott (Jennifer) of Savannah, GA, James "Buster" (Angel) Graves of Princeton, WV, Dana Graves of Southfield, MI, and Steve (Marybeth) Graves of Lynbrook, NY; three sisters, Lorraine Graves Jackson of Richmond, VA, Sharon "Ann" (John) Miller of Brooklyn, NY, and Claudia "Althea" Graves of Bluefield, WV; uncle, Jess Holland of Pontiac, MI, three aunts, Virginia Holland of New York, NY, Ella Hairston of Maybeury, WV, Christine Stone of Columbus, OH, a host of devoted nieces and nephews; girlfriend, Cherece Callaway; and best friend, Leair Lipscomb.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 12:00 Noon at the Greater Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church, 104 Park Street, Bluefield, WV with Pastor Roger Walton, pastor of the Abundant Life Church in Maybeury, officiating.
Friends may call on 10:30AM to 12:00 (Noon) at the church, prior to services.
Online condolences will be accepted at www.cravens-shires.com.
Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the Graves family.
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Terrelyn and Adrian Gillespie
Jul 18, 2019
Thea and Scotty, we are saddened to read about the passing of your brother. May God continue to comfort and give peace to you and your family.
Martha Robinson
Jul 15, 2019
So sorry to hear about Michael's passing Graves are a good family
Kecia Bouseman (WOO)
Jul 12, 2019
So sorry to hear of your passing, my prayers and condolences to your family. Rest easy friend.
Barbara Ivy Ward
Jul 11, 2019
So very sorry to hear about our class mate, class of 1975. Mike was a good friend of my husband Mike and mine. Much love is sent to the Graves Family.
Jul 11, 2019
Wishing you peace, to bring comfort. Courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. May the memories of Mike and the love of your family surround you and give you all strength. With Love in my heart. Janet Graves Green
Michael Stewart- Class of 75
Jul 11, 2019
Rest In Peace Classmate. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family.
Fred J. Wild Sr.
Jul 10, 2019
Am so sorry for your family's loss.
(Acts 24:15)
Nathaniel Carrington
Jul 10, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Graves family
Arthur Blevins
Jul 10, 2019
So sorry to hear about Michael. He was a great guy!
Patricia Allen Foddrell
Jul 10, 2019
To the family of Mike...
I am sending prayers and condolences to you, during this difficult time.
Patricia Vaden Hairston
Jul 09, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family. Mike will be missed but never forgotten. Prayers for strength and healing 😇
Anita E Hairston
Jul 09, 2019
A wonderful neighbor a great person keeping your family in prayers missing you do much
Mr Eugene & Lisa Carrington
Jul 09, 2019
Our deepest condolences to the Graves family. Mike was a good guy.
MR. Eugene & Lisa Carrington
Jul 09, 2019
Send our deepest condolences to the Graves Family. Mike was a good guy.
Lois Carrington
Jul 09, 2019
My condolences to the Graves Family