Helen Graves, 87, of Fayetteville

Helen Graves, 87, of Fayetteville, passed away December 12, 2013.

She was a long-time member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church. She retired with over 30 years of service with the State of GA Department of Health and Human Resources. She also volunteered at Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary for over 10 years.

She was preceded in death by her late husband John Calvin Graves.

She is survived by her son James Calvin "Jim" (Carolyn) Graves of Atlanta; daughter Kathy (James Thomas) Ferrell, Jr. of Thompsons Station, Tenn.; grandchildren Jo Beth (Mark) Burrell, John Ferrell, Katie Ferrell and Dr. Claire Graves; and great-grandchildren Emma Grace and Audrey Isabella Burrell.

A funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Overton Chapel of Fayetteville First Baptist Church, Fayetteville. Reverend Glen Stringham and Jim Battles will officiate. The burial will follow at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

The family will receive friends Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fayetteville First Baptist Church, 205 Stonewall Ave. E., Fayetteville, Ga. 30214.

Carl J. Mowell & Son, Fayetteville – www.mowellfuneralhome.com