Monday, June 11, 2012

John A. Graves

Hallsport, NY - John A. Graves of the Hallsport Road passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at home. He was born on May 28, 1933 in Buffalo and was the son of Forrest and Arabell (Clark) Graves. On February 15, 1965 he married Garnet Layhue who predeceased him on September 4, 2009.

John was a lifelong resident of Wellsville and graduated from Wellsville High School in 1952.He was employed as a truck driver for Joyce Western Pipeline of Andover and later Otis Eastern Service of Wellsville retiring in 1995.He was a past member of the Willing Fire Department and was a member of the Teamster Union.  John is survived by a son Stephen of Hornell.

Friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Thursday, June 14, 2012, at 7 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville with Pastor Rich Bendelewski. Burial will take place in Hallsport Union Cemetery and memorials may be made to either the Hallsport Christian Church, 2182 Stout Road, Wellsville, New York or to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps. To leave online condolences please visit

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