HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. - Richard Buford Graham, 86 of Madisonville, KY passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013, at Baptist Health in Madisonville.

He was born November 2, 1926 in Hopkins County to the late Lona Buford Graham and Fannie Waller Bassett Graham. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Betty Isabel Myers Graham and one brother, Worth Douglas Graham.

Mr. Graham was a member of The First Christian Church in Madisonville. He was also a WWII Navy Veteran who severed in the South Pacific. He retired in 1992 from the coal industry, having worked for West Ky Coal, Badgett Coal Mining, and Cimarron Coal Corp.

He is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Fan Graham Waddle who is married to Richard of Louisville, KY and Jessica Jill Graham Deahl who is married to Scott of Hanson; grandsons, Lee Graham Waddle of Baltimore, MD, Christopher Lynn Deahl of Atlanta, GA, Neil Myers Waddle of Atlanta and Gregory Lee Deahl of Hanson; one brother, Charles Bassett Graham of Hopkinsville, KY; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The First Christian Church of Madisonville, Building Fund, 1030 College Dr., Madisonville, KY 42431.

3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 5593

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5288

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5087

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5017

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 4204

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 3982

Madisonville Man's Living Room Leap Lands Him in…

by Madisonville Police Department / Hopkins County Detention Center

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 13477

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

March 02, 2015 11553

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 28, 2015 2456

Young Child Dies in Princeton Fire

by Chris Rogers, KSP
March 28, 2015 1501

Tractor Trailer Takes Out Guardrail on I-69,…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 1235

VIDEO: Shoe Charity Expands to 'Sweet Sixteen'…

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 1060

Commission Hears More Proposals for Subdividing…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 857

Independence Bank Scholarship Reception Held…

by Lynnsie Fulkerson
March 27, 2015 796

KSP Charges Jefferson County Man with Possession…

by Kentucky State Police
March 27, 2015 764

Alltech Brewing and Distilling Academy Launches…

by Danielle Palmer
March 27, 2015 668

It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

by Beth Fisher
March 28, 2015 631

Four Roses to Build Bottling Facility in Bullitt…

by Office of the Governor
March 28, 2015 617

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News