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Mr. Charles W. Graham, 88

On Sept. 15, Charles W. Graham, beloved husband and father, passed away. He was 88.
Born in 1934 in Hazlehurst to Levi and Mildred Graham, Charles served in the United States Army Signal Corps, and attended South Georgia College in Douglas. There he met his wife of 66 years, Jeanette Sandifer, of Tifton. Charles pursued a career in the finance industry in Atlanta before retiring to Tifton in 2002.
Charles enjoyed hunting, gardening, following college athletics, and reading history. Truly one who never met a stranger, Charles was fondly known by friends both old and new for telling inspiring stories of growing up on the farm in the South Georgia of the 1940’s.
Charles is preceded in death by brothers-in-law Andy Anderson, Cliff Clayman and Bud Hardeman and daughter Penelope Leigh Graham.
A deeply dedicated and selfless husband and father, Charles is survived by his adoring wife Jeanette; sons Chuck Graham and Reggie Graham (Jennifer Dodd); brother John Graham (Leslie); sisters Margaret Anderson, Evelyn Clayman, Jo Godfrey (Jack), Mary Wilcox, Linda Gregory (Harry) and Brenda Hardeman; and four beautiful grandchildren.
Private family service will be held Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. at Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home. Interment will be held at Palms Memorial Garden.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Graham, Reggie Graham, John W. Graham, Jack F. Godfrey, Jack F. Godfrey Jr., and Jason G. Godfrey.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations might be made to First Baptist Church of Tifton, or the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cook County.
The Graham Family and Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home respectfully ask all in attendance to continue to follow social distancing guidelines set by the local health district and the CDC.
Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home is in charge.

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