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Joyce Lorraine Graves

August 1, 1932 February 13, 2018
Joyce Lorraine Graves
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Fairfield – Joyce Lorraine Graves a lifelong Franklin County Resident passed away Tuesday, February 13th, 2018, at Spring Village at Essex with her loving family at her side.

Born on August 1st, 1932, at home in Swanton, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Stella (Lawyer) Underwood. Joyce was 85 years old.

On September 2nd, 1950, she married Carlton Leon Graves at her parent’s farm on the Bushey Road. Joyce and Carlton were married for 66 ½ years. Carlton passed away on June 27th, 2017.

Joyce was a 1950 graduate of the former Swanton High School. For many years Joyce and Carlton operated a dairy farm in Fairfield. She also enjoyed her time at Greens Garden House and working with her son, Larry, at Simple Pleasures. Her greatest joy was cooking for her family and tending to her garden. Faith was very important to Joyce, she was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of St. Albans and a member of the choir, the Women’s Union and served as a teacher in the Sunday School.

Survivors include her children, Leon Graves and his wife, Amy, of Marcellus, New York, Lisa Griswold and her husband, Kerry, of Fairfax, The Reverend Larry Graves and his wife, Kathy, of West Des Moines, Iowa and Jeffrey Graves and his wife, Carla, of Durant, Iowa, as well as ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Carlton, Joyce was pre-deceased by her two sons, Stephen and David and her brother, Arnold Underwood.

Relatives and friends will honor and celebrate Joyce’s life by attending calling hours on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 21st, at 11:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church, 29 Congress Street, St. Albans with Pastor William Simmons officiating. Interment will be held at a later date at the St. Albans Bay Cemetery.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the First Baptist Church, 29 Congress Street, St. Albans, VT 05478 or the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478.

To send Joyce’s family a written expression of sympathy or share a memory, please go to her on-line guest book at www.healdfuneralhome.com.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

20

Feb

6:00 PM 2/20/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/20/2018 8:00:00 PM
Heald Funeral Home

87 S. Main Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478

Heald Funeral Home
87 S. Main Street Saint Albans 05478 VT
United States

A Funeral Service

Wednesday

21

Feb

11:00 AM 2/21/2018 11:00:00 AM
First Baptist Church of St. Albans,

29 Congress Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478

First Baptist Church of St. Albans,
29 Congress Street Saint Albans 05478 VT
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Saint Albans Bay Cemetery Final Resting Place

Lake Road
Saint Albans, VT

Lake Road Saint Albans VT
United States

Memorial Contribution

First Baptist Church of St. Albans,

29 Congress Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478

Franklin County Home Health Agency,

3 Home Health Circle
Saint Albans, VT 05478
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