OBITUARY

James Lee Graham

September 3, 1940October 25, 2012

James Lee Graham, 72, of Cary, died Thursday, October 25, 2012 at his second home near Pittsboro, NC.

James was born September 3, 1940 in Winston-Salem, NC to the late Dixie Graham and Ina Dale Prevette Graham. He was a veteran of the US Army and a graduate of North Carolina State University. James was employed with the North Carolina Department of Transportation as a civil engineer, retiring with over 43 years of service.

James was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Charles Cox Graham.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Corinne Caudle Graham; son, Tony Andrew Harris and his wife, Daniela of Garner; daughter, Dorothy Diane Harris Greco and her husband, John of Smithfield; sisters, Dixie Ann Teague and her husband, Charles of Greensboro; and Glennetta Milunas and her husband, Robert of Dana Point, CA; 3 grandchildren, Angelina Rose Greco; Arianna Raye Greco; and Maddalena Elizabeth Clark.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, November 3, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Cary, 218 South Academy Street, Cary, NC 27511. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to The Foundation of Hope for the Research and Treatment of Mental Illness, 9401 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27617.

Condolences may be sent to www.BrownWynneCary.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 3, 2012
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November 12, 2012

Corinne, I just looked at all the pictures posted for Jim and through my tears am writing to say once again how very sad we are to learn of his passing. You two are so special for all you've done for us through the years and it is hard to believe he is gone. When you are in the mountains please come by for a good hug and reminescing about the guy who always had a smile for us. Love you and your family. Jane and Don

Mary Marshall

November 6, 2012

Mary Marshall

November 5, 2012

Mary Marshall

November 5, 2012

Oh Jim...our whole neighborhood is certainly grieving for you, especially our little cul-de-sac. You were the heart and soul of our "family" here. We all love you so much. You were my first real friend here, and you helped me so much. I didn't know beans about owning a house, but you taught me what I needed to know. From your warm smile to your helping hand, you certainly showed us how to be good neighbors, and I will always be grateful for all those delicious tomatoes and vegetables you so sweetly shared with us. Thank you, Jim for everything you did for all of us. We miss you already. Please don't worry about Corinne. I will always be here for her day or night. Corinne, my prayers are with you and your entire family every day, and I know God will continue to give you all the strength, courage and comfort you need to get through this, along with His precious peace that passes all understanding. May God bless you. Love,
Mary

November 5, 2012

So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. Bobby & Faye Ray

Mary Marshall

November 5, 2012

Mandy & Tommy Bruton

November 3, 2012

My heart breaks for you all Diane...I will always remember Jim as such a friendly, down to earth and loving man...We will pray for peace and healing for you all..take care..we love you! - Mandy, Tommy, Thomas, and Kendall Bruton

Jackie Andrason

November 3, 2012

Tony, Corrine, and Diane,
I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was always so nice to Scott and I. He will remain alive in your memories. Much Love,

Anne B.

November 3, 2012

Dear Corinne,
Ken and I are so sorry for your loss. We will also miss Jim and our Private Drive will not be the same without him.
With love,
Anne

Doug & Sharon Hammond

November 3, 2012

"Poppy" was one of the greatest men we have ever met. I can still envision him balancing on the arms of the couch in the new baby waiting room to get just the right picture of his new granddaughter! THAT is what made "poppy", poppy..Love and prayers to all the family