Virginia Susan Hall McGraw

February 26, 1926March 7, 2019

On the morning of March 7, 2019, in the comfort of her home and in the presence of her loved ones our mother, Virginia Susan Hall McGraw of Beckley departed to her heavenly home at the age of 93. Virginia was born at Hallburg, WV, in Clay County, on February 26, 1926, the tenth of sixteen children born to Jennie Bee Hall and John Bennett Hall. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 68 years, Walter Grant McGraw. Her kind spirit will be missed by her daughter, Margaret Ellen McGraw Rader of Beckley; her son, John Walter (Jonie) McGraw of Mount Pleasant, SC, her grandchildren, Jill (Pete) Sergison, Durham, NC, Suzanne Ripley Rader (Ben Floor), Los Angeles, CA , Daniel (Calli) McGraw, Laurel Hill, FL, David McGraw, Norfolk, VA and Nathan McGraw, Norfolk, VA; and four great –grandchildren, Andrew and Campbell Sergison, Natalie McGraw and Jack Ferrell. She was preceded in death by 13 of her siblings and is survived by two sisters, Norma Sizemore, and Jessie Maiuri (Louie). Her loved ones will welcome friends and family on March 16, 2019, at 1:00 to 2:00 PM at Beckley Presbyterian Church. A memorial service will follow. In lieu of flowers, our mother would want her friends and family to smile when you think of her and if you desire make a contribution in her memory to the Virginia Chapel Foundation (Old Brick Church, built in 1853), PO Box 1985, Cedar Grove, WV 25039. For those who wish, online condolences may be sent to


  • Virginia Chapel Foundation (Old Brick, built in 1853)


  • Family will receive friends Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • A Memorial Service Saturday, March 16, 2019

Virginia Susan Hall McGraw

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Ray and Stacy Morton

March 18, 2019

We loved Virginia and are sad to hear about her passing--may all of you find comfort in great memories.

Thomas Hamilton

March 16, 2019

Rare it is to find a person who makes your soul smile in the instant that they meet you for the first time, and ever after. Virginia McGraw was an outstanding example of this. This special lady was a gift from heaven, and returns home now with her quiet and immense dignity intact. I cannot offer enough gratitude for her evident appreciation of all of life, and share the grieving of her remaining family with deepest condolence.

Debbie Devores

March 15, 2019

Virginia taught me so much when we worked together. We worked hard but still had lots of fun. After she retired we talked on the phone even though we didn’t see each other much. She was a true lady who loved her family with all her heart. I will miss her. I’m truly sorry that I can’t be there for her service and to see the family. Please know you will all be on my mind and I send love and sincere sympathy.

Linda J Brown (Maiuri)

March 13, 2019

I will miss Aunt Virginia so much and my momma (Jessie) will miss her sister! She was a wonderful and beautiful lady and we are so grateful to have been blessed with her life here. As momma says, “she was the hub of our family” Rest is peace dear Aunt. Never forgotten.

Mary Ann Parham

March 12, 2019

It’s hard to say goodbye to her spunky, lovely spirit and kind heart. I’ve never met a more gracious lady. Heaven just got that much better.