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Marvin Eugene Graham

Marvin Eugene Graham, 56 years, 3 months, and 17 days old, passed to Heaven on March 27, 2016 at his home with his family by his side.

Marvin was born Dec. 10, 1959, in Ava, Mo., to Zelda Graham.

On July 1, 1978, Marvin and Renee Lawson were united in marriage in Noble, Mo., and to this union three children were born.

Marvin was a concrete worker and finisher. He had also worked at Hodgson Mill. His passion was ministering to others as a pastor. He pastored many community churches from Mansfield to Longrun. Marvin enjoyed  coyote hunting, gardening, singing and playing the guitar. He loved preaching and being with his grandchildren.

Marvin was preceded in death by his mom, Zelda, and three sisters, Connie, Brenda, and Diane.

Marvin is survived by his wife, Renee; three children, Ryan Graham and Kayla Hambelton, Thornfield, Mo., Sharon and Randy Curtis, Noble, Mo., and Sherri and Eric Cash, Springfield, Mo.; six grandchildren, Sierra and Hunter Graham, Kenyon, Scooter “Marvin” and Natalee Curtis, and Makensy Cash; three step grandsons; two brothers and their spouses, Rick and Debbie Graham and Keith and Twayna Graham, all of Ava; and many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Funeral services for Marvin were Tuesday, March 29 at 10 a.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with burial in the Thornfield Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday, 9 a.m. to service time, at the funeral home.  Officiating was Pastor Ray Dobbs.  The family requests, in lieu of flowers,  memorials be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral