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A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Bella Rose, the original Graves Family Farm, 1220 Graves Mill Rd., Lynchburg, VA 24502.  The family will receive friends at a reception immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to James River Day School or the Awareness Garden Foundation.

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Edward Spencer Graves, II, 69, of Lynchburg, Virginia, died peacefully in his home on October 7, 2021.  Ed was born July 1, 1952, in Lynchburg, Virginia, son of the late Margaret Tomlin Graves and Paul Gillespie Graves, Sr.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Kathleen Seifert Graves; his children, Edward Spencer Graves, III, Cullen Gillespie Graves and wife Anderson, and Kathleen Brogan Graves; his siblings, Margaret Graves Girling and Paul G. Graves, Jr.; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Ed grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia at the family farm, Rosedale, on Graves Mill Road.  He graduated from Blue Ridge School in St. George, Virginia and attended St. Andrew’s University in Laurinburg, North Carolina. A builder by trade, Ed framed houses on the Outer Banks before working for R&RC and later Taylor Brothers back in Lynchburg.  He led a project to complete his father’s final wish, to see Graves Mill rebuilt on its original foundation on Rosedale farm.  Ed’s proudest job, though, was stay-at-home dad, helping to raise his three wonderful children.  He was a fixture at his children’s schools and around Lynchburg, serving lunches, coaching teams, and always there to give a ride (often with a stop at the T-Room).

Ed was at his happiest fishing on the Outer Banks at the family home in Southern Shores, camping on the Cow Pasture River, or cheering on his beloved Hoos.

A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Bella Rose, the original Graves Family Farm, 1220 Graves Mill Rd., Lynchburg, VA 24502.  The family will receive friends at a reception immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to James River Day School or the Awareness Garden Foundation, P.O. 3231 Lynchburg, Virginia 24503.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

 

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Posted by:
Cindy Carty

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November 22, 2021

Kathy - I am so sorry for your loss. I fondly remember playing pick up basketball with Ed and celebrating with a beer after. I can still hear his laugh.

Posted by:
Allen and Jennifer Brooks

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October 11, 2021

Kathy. We were so sorry to hear about Ed. You and your family are in our thoughts and Prayers.

Posted by:
Pam Dyba

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October 11, 2021

Dear Kathy and Family - I am so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. I am thinking of you during this difficult time. Pam Dyba

Posted by:
Tracey Connell

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October 10, 2021

Dear Kathy and Family: My deepest sympathy to all of you! Ed was good man! May his memory be blessing to you all. With Deepest Sympathy and Love Tracey Connell and Family

Posted by:
Blake Morris

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October 9, 2021

My condolences go out to Spencer and family. So sorry. I work with Ed at hardwood lumber company. Call it Taylor ramsey. Played basketball at James River day school with him and Spencer. He will be truly miss.

Posted by:
Blake Morris

Posted on:
October 9, 2021

My condolences go out to Spencer and family. So sorry. I work with Ed at hardwood lumber company. Call it Taylor ramsey. Played basketball at James River day school with him and Spencer. He will be truly miss.

Posted by:
Blake Morris

Posted on:
October 9, 2021

My condolences go out to Spencer and family. So sorry. I work with Ed at hardwood lumber company. Call it Taylor ramsey. Played basketball at James River day school with him and Spencer. He will be truly miss.

 

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