Mack H. Graham

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

MACK H. GRAHAM, 73, of Eureka Springs and Okeechobee, Fla., died peacefully following a short battle with cancer on Aug. 7 with his family at his side. He was born on Oct. 12, 1933, in Louisville, Ky., to Hobart and Jessie Graham, one of 10 children.

At age 19, Graham relocated to Dayton, Ohio, where he owned a small business and married Carol Tankersley, his wife of 54 years. After retirement, the couple moved to Eureka Springs, and also had a winter home in Florida.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; daughter Cindi and her husband, Gary Saporito; grandchildren Shane, Cody and Kristen; brothers Claude Graham and his wife Peggy, Don Graham and his wife Rosemary, Bill Graham and his wife Irene; and sisters Petty Anne Kauffman and her husband Chuck, Thelma Wellmen and Oreatha Gatliff.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Debbie, and his granddaughter Sarah.

Memorial services in Arkansas will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, at the Holiday Island Country Club. For more information, telephone (870) 416-9514.