January 25, 2019


Edward James Graff
February 4, 1927 - January 24, 2019

Edward James Graff, age 91 died early Thursday morning January 24, 2019. He was a native and former resident of New Orleans where he served as the Chief Engineer for the New Orleans Ferry System under the Greater New Orleans Bridge Authority. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. Edward later moved to rural Washington Parish, Louisiana where he lived for nearly 30 years, before moving with family to Newport, Tennessee in 2005. He was an active member of the Dandridge Apostolic Church in Tennessee, who truly loved his church family. Edward enjoyed listening to gospel music and traveling and cherished the time spent with his family.

Survived by: 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Debbie and Edward Murray of Newport, TN,; Pamela and Gary Thurman of Ponchatoula; Son and Daughter in law: Robert and Judy Baham of Folsom; Brother: Jack Graff of New Orleans; Sister: Rita Dollar of Mandeville; 12 Grandchildren; 15 Great-grandchildren; 6 Great-great-grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his wife Gladys “Jackie” Bice Graff, his parents and other family members.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home (1109 Bene Street, Franklinton, LA 70438) on Sunday January 27th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 pm Sunday with Bro. Geno Magdos and Bro. Jeremy Matheny officiating. Burial will follow in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.

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