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Nellie Long Graves

September 18, 1921 - September 16, 2021

Funeral Services September 18, 2021

Family and friends will all meet 2:00 P.M. Saturday September 18, 2021, at Dotson Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery for a graveside service.

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Nellie Long Graves of Maryville passed away September 16, 2021. She was born September 18, 1921 and will be buried on her 100th birthday on Saturday September 18, 2021. She was an avid bowler up into her 90’s and received many awards. She attended Dotson Memorial Baptist Church for years. She was also a member of 3rd Street Baptist Church where she played organ and piano at the church. She always gave everyone the benefit of a doubt. She loved life and everyone and was loved by everyone who knew her. She was the greatest mother anyone can have. She went to heaven with a smile on her face. She lived a Christian life and was an example of what a Christian should be. She was the sweetest, kindest, person who always had a smile on her face. She was preceded in death by husband: Carl F. Graves, son: Benny Graves, parents: Otha and Pearl Teffeteller Long, brother: Gene “Bucky” Long, sisters: Clara Long Tucker and Kathryn Long Coatney. She is survived by her son: Gary C. Graves, grandchildren: Jeff (Jennifer) Graves, Kim (Aaron) Gardner, great grandchildren: Conner Graves, Kelsey and Lindsey Gardner, daughter-in-law: Carolyn Graves, and several niece and nephews.