TUPELO - Terry Lynn Graham, Sr., 54, died Monday, April 12, 2021 at North Miss. Medical Center after a six-month battle with cancer. Terry was born on Oct. 4, 1964 in Marianna, Ark. to the late James Otto Graham and Dora Clytee Beggs Graham. He moved to Mississippi as a child and was among the original pole climbers hanging cable in the 1980s, a job he held for many years. He literally traveled the country hanging cable. His other pursuits included carpentry, home building and remodeling. Terry was skilled with his hands. He had recently been an attendee of The Anchor Church in Verona, where he found deep spiritual meaning in his life. Terry loved the outdoors and especially his pit bulldog, Buck Buck, who went everywhere with him. He was an avid Ole Miss Rebel fan.
A service celebrating his life will be held at 4 PM Friday, April 16, 2021 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Jamie Kincaid and Chris Payne officiating. Private burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery west of Shannon. Visitation will be from 2 PM Friday-service time all at Holland-Tupelo Chapel, which is honored to be serving their friends. For those unable to attend, the service may be viewed at hollandfuneraldirectors.com/live-streaming at 4 PM Friday and will be permanently archived thereafter.
Terry is survived by his sons, Terry Lynn Graham of Tupelo and his mom, Pamela Keeling, and Justin Timbs of Memphis and his mom, Pam Timbs; step dad, Pat O’Callaghan of Tupelo; one sister, Teresa Graham of Marianna, Ark., and two brothers, Bobby Graham of Mantachie, and Thomas Graham (China) of Marianna, Ark; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Larry Graham.