Coweta Marine funeral plans announced


Thursday, August 4th 2005, 11:25 am
By: News On 6


Funeral plans are set for an Oklahoma Marine killed in Iraq this week.

US Marine Sergeant James R. Graham III will be laid to rest at 10 AM August 13th at Floral Haven in Broken Arrow. The 25-year-old father from Coweta was killed Monday by a suicide bomber. He was a member of Broken Arrow's anti-tank training company.

Graham was married with two children.

Family friends honored the family and the fallen Marine. Thursday, the Tulsa company Graham's mother Katrina works for, put together a special tribute for the Marine and his family. Guaranty Abstract Company teamed up with the Blue Star Mothers to make sure Graham is honored and remembered here at home.

They decorated his mother's yard with flags, red white and blue ribbons and ‘Remember J’ signs. Pat Baker with Guaranty Abstract Company: "10 or 12 of us just got together and went over and got the yard decorated for them, in honor of Katrina and her family. Just to let them know that we love them and we support them."

The group decorated one fence with cups that read, "US Hero".

Two memorial funds have been set up to help the family...

James Graham Memorial Fund
First National Bank of Coweta
PO Box 600
Coweta, Oklahoma 74429

Melissa Graham for the Benefit of J. Graham
Spirit Bank
9618 S Memorial
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133