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Carlton Graham

October 1, 1919 — December 7, 2021

West Paducah

Carlton Graham, 102, of West Paducah, passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Life Care Center of La Center.

Mr. Graham was known as the “Unofficial Mayor of Grahamville”. He was a member of Palestine United Methodist Church and retired after 31 years at Union Carbide. Carlton loved camping, fishing and gardening.

Carlton is survived by a son, David Graham (Cathy) of Paducah; two grandchildren, Lisa Marie Graham (Kerri Crowder) of Woodbridge, Virginia and Todd Allan Graham (Salena) of Paducah; three step-great-grandchildren, Preston Lech, Ethan Lech, Delilah Keeling along with his granddog, Falstaff.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Greer Graham; two brothers, Barkley Graham and Louis Graham. His parents were Claude and Mattie Pearl Carneal Graham.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Burial will follow at Maplelawn Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am until the service hour of 1:00 pm at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.

The family would like to thank the health care workers of Life Care Center of La Center along with the neighbors and friends of Grahamville for all the love and care they have shown throughout the years.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Palestine United Methodist Church, 5105 Metropolis Lake Rd, West Paducah, KY 42086 or to, West McCracken Fire Department, 9340 Ogden Landing Rd, West Paducah, KY 42086 .

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Friday, December 10, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Maplelawn Park Cemetery

1335 N 13th St, Paducah, KY 42001

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