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Eddie Claudia Simpson Graves

May 30, 1933 — June 7, 2022

Medina, TN

Eddie Claudia Simpson Graves, 89 years of age of Medina, TN passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at the Christian Care Center of Medina. 

Claudia was born in Greenfield, TN. She graduated high school from Northside High School in Jackson, TN and then attended Union University. 

She proudly served her local community with 41 years of service to the Medina post office where she retired in 1997 as Postmaster. 

Claudia was also an active member of her local First United Methodist Church of Medina.

She was an avid collector of all things, ranging from soda can caps to stamps. She also enjoyed travel. Most of all, Claudia loved her family and was devoted to them through her love of music and education. 

Preceded in death by her parents, Luton Simpson and Hallie Simpson, as well as her beloved spouse of 60 years, Harry Walker Graves, Sr. 

Survived by her two sons, Harry Walker Graves, Jr. (Kim) and Joe Landon Graves (Lori); granddaughter, Claudia Elizabeth Hoffman (Andy); two grandsons, Benjamin Walker Graves and Harrison Conrad Graves; two great-grandchildren, Micah Elizabeth Hoffman and Clarke Andrew Hoffman. 

Visitation will be Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. with the funeral services at 1:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Medina, TN with Rev. Steven Fonville officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery in Medina, TN.

 Serving as active pallbearers are Benjamin Graves, Harrison Graves, Andy Hoffman, Johnny Boswell, Jeremy Browning and Brian Chapman. 

The family would like to extend appreciation and gratitude to the caregivers and administrations of the Regency Retirement Village of Jackson and the Christian Care Center of Medina.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church of Medina. 

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, June 11, 2022

11:00am - 1:00pm (Central time)

Medina First United Methodist

500 W Church Ave, Medina, TN 38355

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Funeral Service

Saturday, June 11, 2022

1:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)

Medina First United Methodist

500 W Church Ave, Medina, TN 38355

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Burial

Saturday, June 11, 2022

2:15 - 3:15pm (Central time)

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