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Mr. James Douglas Graves Sr.

July 30, 1948 ~ November 14, 2021 (age 73)

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On Sunday, November 14, 2021 Mr. James Douglas (Doug) Graves, Sr. transitioned form his earthly home. He was born July 30, 1948 in Newport News, VA. He was the son of the late Henry and Susie Graves. Mr. Graves was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Graves.

Mr. Graves attended Huntington High School and was a painter for Newport News Shipyard, and MidAtlantic Corporation. Doug will be forever remembered as “The Life of the Party” by his family and friends.

Mr. Graves leaves to cherish his memory four sons; James Graves, Jr. of Hampton, VA, Otis Graves of Richmond, VA, Sadiyq A. Beyah (Melanie) of Bristol, VA, Antrine Graham of Junction City, KS, three daughters; Pamela Graves and Katina Slade (Anthony) of Newport News, VA, and Lakeisha Porter (Anthonio) of Junction City, KS, three brothers; John Graves (Pearl) of Newport News, VA, Willie Graves of Hampton, VA, Ervin Graves (Carrie) of Newport News, VA, four sisters; Shirley Jenkins (Troy) of Norfolk, VA, Sandra Jones of Newport News, VA, Cynthia Puryear of Newport News, VA. and Barbara Studwell of Hampton, VA; eleven grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, a host of other nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.


Viewing for Mr. Graves will be held fron noon until 4:00p.m. Sunday, November 21, 2021at C.C.Carter Funeral Home, Inc. 


Services for Mr. Graves will be held noon Monday, November 22, 2021 at C.C.Carter Fuenral Home, Inc. 


Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens.


The Graves family request that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.


The Graves family has entrusted Mr. James Graves final care to the staff of C.C.Carter Funeral Home, Inc. 

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November 21, 2021

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
C.C. Carter Funeral Home
3314 Roanoke Ave
Newport News, VA 23607

Funeral Service
November 22, 2021

12:00 PM
C.C. Carter Funeral Home
3314 Roanoke Ave
Newport News, VA 23607

Interment following funeral service
November 22, 2021

Hampton Memorial Gardens

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