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Celebrating the life of
Mary Will Kicklighter Graves
Passed away on May 30, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 5:00pm to 7:00pm - Monday, June 03, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 11:00am - Tuesday, June 04, 2019
  • Whitefield United Methodist Church
  • 728 East 55th. Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31405

  • 912-355-8420
  • Burial
  • 1:00pm - Tuesday, June 04, 2019
  • St. Luke\'s United Methodist Church
  • 3080 Okatie Highway (Map)
    Bluffton, South Carolina 29909

Beth, So sorry to hear of your mom's passing as well as John . I remember her so well along with you and your two brothers. Joanie

Joanie Nuckel Padilla, Statesboro, Ga.

Could this be Mrs. Graves I had as a 1st teacher at White Bluff Elementary School? She gave me the lead part in a skit we did for WTOC. I thank her for it, because my beloved grandfather got to see it before he passed. He was so proud of me. She was my favorite teacher. A great person.

Dottie Olson, Savannah, GA

Beth and Auther,God bless and comfort you. I should have been a better nease, however I loved your Mom and had very much respect for her. Love to my cousins.

Barbara davis, Collins, Georgia

Our thoughts and prayers will be with you today, tomorrow and the days ahead. I wish we could be there to give you a hug and tell you how sorry we are. We're thinking of you! Love, Jeff, Stacy, Drew, Dillon and Dalton

Jeff and Stacy, Carrollton , Mo

Beth, so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Bettina and Kim Huffman , Savannah, GA

My heartfelt condolences for the family at this time. Mary Will was my Mothers' (Martha Ann Morgan Wald) first cousin and was always so kind to her. Mom always spoke very fondly of Mary Will and considered her a best friend as well as a cousin. My deepest sympathies and prayers are with each of you. Mary Will shall remain in our hearts always. Love and Prayers, Vicky & Jim Phillips

Vicky Wald Phillips, Monticello, FL

Beth I was sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts. Terri

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Mary Will Kicklighter Graves

Mary Graves, 90, widow of Henry Graves, passed away May 30, 2019, under the care of Hospice Savannah, with her children by her side.

She was born to William T. Kicklighter Jr. and Mary Lynnette Woodham Kicklighter in Claxton, Georgia on January 8, 1929, and grew up in Hawkinsville, Georgia. She graduated from Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, Georgia in 1949 and moved to Savannah where she lived until her death. She married Henry Graves in 1953 and spent the happiest years of her life raising her three children, Beth, Arthur, and John. Her greatest joy was welcoming her six grandchildren into the world and watching them grow.

Mary was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She was a member of Whitefield United Methodist Church for over sixty years until it closed in 2017.

Mary taught at Pape School and at several public schools in Savannah.

She was predeceased by her husband, John Henry Graves, Sr., her son John Henry Graves, Jr., her sister Ila Pinyan, and brother-in-law Bill Pinyan.

She is survived by her children, Beth Nelson (Tom), Arthur Graves (Nancy), and her grandchildren, Kerry Nelson, Rachel Nelson, Victoria Graves, Virginia Graves, Maryann Graves, and Aysha Graves.

The family will receive friends from 5:00pm until 7:00pm on Monday, June 3, at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.

The funeral service will be at 11:00am on Tuesday, June 4, at the former Whitfield Methodist Church, 728 E. 55th Street.

Interment will follow at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 3080 Okatie Hwy., Okatie, SC. 29909.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers please send remembrances to Grace United Methodist Church,

6412 Waters Avenue, Savannah, GA 31406.

 

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Beth, So sorry to hear of your mom's passing as well as John . I remember her so well along with you and your two brothers. Joanie

Joanie Nuckel Padilla, Statesboro, Ga.

Could this be Mrs. Graves I had as a 1st teacher at White Bluff Elementary School? She gave me the lead part in a skit we did for WTOC. I thank her for it, because my beloved grandfather got to see it before he passed. He was so proud of me. She was my favorite teacher. A great person.

Dottie Olson, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Patricia Susan Moews — North Carolina

Candle tribute lit by Alice Ramsey — California

Beth and Auther,God bless and comfort you. I should have been a better nease, however I loved your Mom and had very much respect for her. Love to my cousins.

Barbara davis, Collins, Georgia

Our thoughts and prayers will be with you today, tomorrow and the days ahead. I wish we could be there to give you a hug and tell you how sorry we are. We're thinking of you! Love, Jeff, Stacy, Drew, Dillon and Dalton

Jeff and Stacy, Carrollton , Mo

Candle tribute lit by Jeff, Stacy , Drew, Dillon and Dalton — Missouri

Candle tribute lit by Jeff, Stacy , Drew, Dillon and Dalton — Missouri

Beth, so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Bettina and Kim Huffman , Savannah, GA

My heartfelt condolences for the family at this time. Mary Will was my Mothers' (Martha Ann Morgan Wald) first cousin and was always so kind to her. Mom always spoke very fondly of Mary Will and considered her a best friend as well as a cousin. My deepest sympathies and prayers are with each of you. Mary Will shall remain in our hearts always. Love and Prayers, Vicky & Jim Phillips

Vicky Wald Phillips, Monticello, FL

Beth I was sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts. Terri

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