Mr. Prentice Randal Graves

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Mr. Prentice Randal Graves, 36 years old, who was born on June 8th, 1984 to Kenneth and Virginia Garland Graves. He departed this life suddenly on Friday, July 31st, 2020 in Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Prentice was baptized in 1994. He became a member of Bible Way Cathedral in Danville, Virginia, where he sang in the Young Adult Choir.

Prentice attended Bartlett Yancey High School. Where he played football in 2000 and received an award for dedication and hard work.  After his graduation from Bartlett Yancey in 2002, he continued his education at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management in 2007.

Prentice worked for the Highway Department in Greensboro for several years, before becoming a train conductor for eight years for Norfolk Southern Railroad.

Prentice was proceeded in death by his paternal grandparents, Reverend Thomas Graves and Mrs. Annie Watlington Graves; and maternal grandfather, Mr. Earl Garland.

God looked upon Prentice and requested his company. Prentice leaves to cherish his memory: a son, Sterling Graves, of Danville, VA; parents, Mr. Kenneth and Mrs. Virginia Graves, of Yanceyville, NC; a brother, Kent Graves, of Deltona, FL; a sister, Katie White, of Burlington, NC; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Garland of Yanceyville, NC; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Due to the constraints of public gatherings during the COVID-19 outbreak a viewing will be held on Tuesday, August, 04, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Juanita S. Fulton Memorial Chapel of Fulton-Walton Funeral Home with a limit of 10 people at a time.  (Per CDC Guidelines:  Facial Masks are required).

Funeral Service will be Wednesday, August 05, 2020 12:00 noon in the Juanita S. Fulton Memorial Chapel of Fulton-Walton Funeral Home (Also Live-Streaming).

( Per CDC Guidelines: Facial Mask are required)

Interment will follow in the Blackwell Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Fulton-Walton Funeral Home 219 Dillard School Dr., Yanceyville, NC.