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Wilma Fay Graeter

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Wilma “Fay” Haley-Graeter, 83, of Jonesboro went to be with the Lord on March 28, 2019.

Services were held Tuesday, April 2, at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bulman Cemetery.

Fay was born on Aug. 27, 1935, in Clariette. She married Albert “Butch” Graeter Jr. on July 15, 1952. She was a wife and mother until she started working at Patty’s of Texas in 1964. In 1972, she became a beautician until April 30, 1981, when she started to work at the Texas Department of Corrections. She retired from TDC Sept. 30, 1997.

She had been a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church since moving to the farm in Jonesboro in 1958.

Fay was as wonderful cook, a loving mother and devoted wife. Cooking and baking was her passions. She loved gardening, taking care of Butch, canning vegetables from her garden, watching birds from her kitchen window and visiting with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren. She was the sweetest person and loved everyone.

Fay was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albert “Butch” Graeter; sisters Bonnie Culver and Jauree Busby; and brothers Junior Haley, Charles Haley and Johnny Haley.

Survivors include daughter Judy Puryear and husband Darrell; son Steve Graeter and wife Brenda; sister Kathy Duncan and husband Ron; brother Curtis Haley and wife Melody; grandchildren Rodney Murry and wife Jennifer, Hillary Keeton and husband Leon, Amanda Treadway and husband Chad, Stephanie Anders and fiancé Raymond, Tammy Crowley and husband Eddie and AJ Graeter; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Bulman Cemetery Association, c/o Martha Courtney, 10278 CR 301, Jonesboro, Texas 76538.

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