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Louise Bellamy Graham: Loris

1930 – 2023

     Louise Graham of Loris born and reared in the Mount Vernon community in Loris, passed away on May 20 in Palm Bay, Florida surrounded by her daughter and grandchildren. She was 93.

     She was born March 1, 1930 in Loris to the late John Durham and Lottie Mae Prince Bellamy. She was predeceased by her husband Dale.

     Louise graduated in 1950 from Loris High School, then went back to college for her bachelor’s degree in 1985 after her daughter was grown and moved away. She worked in the payroll office at the hospital and was a valued employee.

     Louise was a faithful member of First Baptist of Erwin and her faith was an important part of her life.

     She loved to cook, quilt, sew, and garden. Her family and friends will always remember her delicious meals and beautiful quilts. She was lovingly nicknamed “Aunt Busy Bee” or the “Energizer Bunny” for her constant energy.

     Louise is survived by her daughter, Tama Robbin; her grandchildren, Ashley, Melanie, Sara, and Ethan; her great-grandchildren, and beloved nieces and nephews. Her family and friends were an incredibly important part of her life.

     Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bruce Sowell officiating, committal services following at Twin City Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

     Family planned to receive friends during the hour preceding services in the chapel.

     In lieu of flowers, please make donations to her church, First Baptist Church of Erwin: PO Box 526, Erwin, TN 37650.

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