Mrs. Tommie Graham

November 29, 1942April 24, 2021

Mrs. Tommie Rachel Graham (Thurman), 78 years young, of Ooltewah, passed away on 24th of April 2021 peacefully surrounded by loved ones.

Visitation will be 4-7 pm Monday 26 April 2021 at Chattanooga Funeral Home North Chapel. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Tuesday 27 April 2021 at Chattanooga Funeral Home North Chapel with Steve Plemmons of East Ridge Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Tommie was born November 29 to the proud parents Thomas and Leli Thurman in 1942. She married Andy J. Graham on February 19 who was the love of her life. She owned and operated Tommie’s Hair Care Centre for 32 years and honestly loved every minute of it. She was so passionate about people and their doing hair was her vehicle in to work with them, to ensure that they were living the best life possible. She was an active member and president of the Chattanooga Cosmetologist Association. She was also heavily involved with the American Business Women Association where she held every position and always championed the Scholarship program to help young girls attend college where without the support it might not have been possible. She attended Chamberlain Memorial Baptist Church.

Tommie is preceded in death by her beloved Andy Graham and her parents Thomas and Leli Thurman as well as her brother Wayne Thurman and her sister Jo-ann Freeman.

Tommie is survived by her daughters Gail Farrell, Shirley Graham and Tammy Young as well as the son she always wanted, Greg Young. She is also survived by her sister Mary Hankins and two of her brothers Carlos Thurman and David Thurman. She was also blessed with 6 grandchildren Andrea Hinnard, Mac Gibbons, Rachel Wright, Jaclynn Roberson, David Farrell and Brady Young, She also had many great-Grandchildren whom she loved dearly,

Memorials may be given to Alzheimer’s Association of Chattanooga in memory of Tommie Graham. The family of Tommie wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Hearth Hospice Organization as they were amazing during this journey especially Jackie and Avis who went above the call of duty. We would also like to thank all the family and friends who graciously supported Tommie and her family during this most difficult time.

Arrangements are under the care of the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson. Please share your thoughts and memories at


  • Visitation

    Monday, April 26, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021


  • Interment

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021



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Mary Reagan

April 26, 2021

Tommie was a trail blazer! She had a heart of gold and a light that shined brightly on everyone.
I shadowed under her one Saturday at her salon back in the 70's. She showed me her professionalism topped off with love for each of her clients. She had an energy that was so uplifting.
May all her family and friends be blessed with the best memories. May the good Lord give you comfort and peace that only He can give.
God has called another one of His angels back home to heaven.

Elma Morris

April 26, 2021

Gail, your mother was so good to my mother, and you have always been so kind to me. I send much love to you from Sharon, CT, where
I live with my husband, Bill Morris, who is also from Chattanooga.
Gail, you have the sweetest heart. Imagine that I am sitting beside you at the service. Elma O'Neal Jacobs Morris

Denise Staton

April 25, 2021

Dearest Andrea,
Your Grandmother was a beautiful lady. Cherish the wonderful times together. She is at peace now. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers for the difficult days ahead.

Denise Staton
Cardiology Center of Dalton

Wendell, Alice & Robyn Wyatt

April 25, 2021

Aunt Tommie is one beautiful lady inside out
She always had positive things to say to everyone
She always would say “I’m Super!” any time she was asked how she is!
She treated everyone like they were family
She loved everyone the same!
She is one special angel! and the best hairdresser ever!
She will be missed by all!

kaylyn Hinnard

April 25, 2021

My favorite memories with my mawmaw is when she used to take me to her barber shop and let me help her and watch her do her

Russell Roberts

April 25, 2021

Tommie was a sweetheart
Hate my relatives are leaving
She is in a much better place
Rest In Peace forever