Howard Graham

GRAHAM, Howard Clark “Preacher”, 70, of Wintersville, OH, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville.

He was born November 10, 1942 in New Cumberland, W.Va., a son of the late Gibson Roger “Boots” and Gladys (Tice) Graham.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his infant daughter, Lisa Elizabeth Graham and brother, Roger Graham.

Howard was a proud graduate of Weir High Class of 1960 and was always involved with his class activities with special classmates, Paula, Margaret, Anthony, Skip, Gary, and Roger. He was an avid golfer and bowler. Howard was a member of the East Springfield Golf League, Holiday Inn Bowling Team, and Weirton Steel 25 Year Club. He enjoyed poker night every week with his friends.

He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley (Jones) Graham; son, Michael (Carmen) Corsi of Ashburn, VA; daughter, Shelley (Eric) Beatty of Wintersville; grandchildren, Nathan and Morgan Elizabeth “Mimi” Beatty, Dylan and Giada Corsi; brother, James “JB” Graham of San Bernardino, CA; sisters, Martha Gaston and Betty Kester Gress both of Weirton, WV; and step mother, Margaret Graham of Weirton, WV.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the Everhart-Bove Funeral Home, 685 Canton Rd. Wintersville, where funeral services will he held on Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jeff Greco officiating.

Military honors will follow at the funeral home.

A special thanks to Dr. Highland and Dr. Rahman at Teramana Cancer Center and the nurses on the 5th floor at Trinity Medical Center West.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Teramana Cancer Center 3204 Johnson Rd., Steubenville, OH 43952.

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