Orbra Thomas Graves

Orbra Thomas Graves, 88, passed away on January 7, 2020 at SOVAH in Danville. He was born on December 13, 1931 in Caswell County to the late George Graves and Lillian Wright Graves. He was married to Elsie Mae Richmond who survives.

He was a member of Jones Cross Road Baptist Church where he sung in the choir. He enjoyed singing, hunting and fishing.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Elsie Mae Graves of the home, his children: Mary Louise Jones of Graham, Vivian Graves-Ratliff (Eddie)  and Lonnie Graves (Robin) both of Burlington, Jennifer Graves of Mebane, Orbra Graves Jr. (Felicia) of Burlington and John Graves (Earlene) of Fayetteville; step-daughter: Stella Faye France (Willie) of Petersburg, VA; ten grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: William Edward Graves and Lorenzo Graves.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Jones CrossRoads Missionary Baptist Church at 1pm. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Services entrusted to Blackwell Funeral Home of Yanceyville. Condolences may be posted to blackwellfuneral.com or blackwellfhyanceyville.