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Arlie Clay Graves

Obituary Arlie Clay Graves, 85, of Tompkinsville, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at The Medical Center in Bowling Green.He was born July 22, 1930 in Monroe County, KY to the late Farris Graves and Maggie Page Graves. He was a retired farmer and a member of Cave Springs Missionary Baptist Church. He was united in marriage on June 22, 1960 to the former Floy Coffelt.He is survived by his wife Floy Graves, two sons: Roger Graves and Wallace Graves and two daughter Janice Graves and husband Carlie Proffitt, all of Tompkinsville, Joyce Mills and husband James of Louisville, 2 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers: Cass Ross, Jody, Charlie and Otis Graves and two sisters: Thelma Graves Kerr and Delphia Graves.Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 14 at 2:00 PM at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville with burial to follow in the Old Mt. Hermon Cemetery.Visitation will be after 2:00 PM on Wednesday and after 7:30 AM on Thursday at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Arlie Clay Graves please visit our Sympathy Store. Cemetery Details Old Mount Hermon Cemetery Old Mount Hermon Cemetery Tompkinsville, KY, 42167 Visitation JUL 13. 2:00 PM (CDT) Strode Funeral Home - Tompkinsville 204 Columbia AvenueTompkinsville, KY, 42167cody.bell@strodefuneralhome.com Visitation JUL 14. 7:30 AM (CDT) Strode Funeral Home - Tompkinsville 204 Columbia AvenueTompkinsville, KY, 42167cody.bell@strodefuneralhome.com Service JUL 14. 2:00 PM (CDT) Strode Funeral Home - Tompkinsville 204 Columbia AvenueTompkinsville, KY, 42167cody.bell@strodefuneralhome.com To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Arlie Clay Graves, please visit our floral store.

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I knew him because I met him in Tompkinsville at Roy Grave's home. He Whittled a base ball bat and a ball out of a tree limb for me. A very nice man. I still have them and it's been about 45 years.

Debbie West Mar 3 2017 12:00 AM

Condolences to the Graves family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.

Williams Family Aug 16 2016 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family of Arlie Clay Graves. I had the great pleasure of meeting Mr.and Mrs. Graves and family when Joyce brought me home one weekend from Western Kentucky. Mr. and Mrs. Graves were so kind to this city slicker. I had never been up close to a cow before and Mr. Graves took time to show me their beautiful farm. The whole family was so kind and welcoming, Mr. Graves even played a country comedy album for us that evening and it was so wonderful ( and the food!!! it was amazing and not even out of a can!!). My prayers for the whole family during this time of grief.Cindy Van Eaton Bingham

Cindy Van Eaton Bingham Jul 17 2016 12:00 AM

I'm am sorry for the family's loss. Please take comfort in the promise of the resurrection mentioned in the Bible at John 6:40.

RL Jul 16 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Arlie Graves

Marsha Miles Jul 14 2016 12:00 AM