Bobby Joe Graves

    Bobby Joe Graves, 77, of Marble, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn.
    Mr. Graves was born March 2, 1941, in Cherokee County to the late Robert T. Graves and Elva Killian Graves.
    He was manager of Contel Telephone Co. for 23 years and owner of G&G Telephone Contractors until his retirement.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Graves; brother, Don Graves; sisters, Charlsie Kephart, Minnice Dockery and Lenna Spivey.
    Survivors include sons, Keith (Lisa) Graves, Jeff (JoAnne) Graves and Brandon Graves; brothers, Kermit Graves, Jack Graves and Godfrey Graves; grandchildren, Krystle Miller, Tyler Anderson, Jonah Graves, Jared Graves, Danielle Graves and Michelle Graves.
    There will be a visitation of family and friends from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy.
    Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy.
    You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at

The Cherokee Scout

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Murphy, NC 28906
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