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Larry Donell ("BoGator") Graves

May 18, 1960 ~ July 23, 2018 (age 58)

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John 14:1-4 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”

We have assembled in the spirit of love and with sincere thankfulness to celebrate the life of Larry Donell “Bo Gator” Graves.  It’s hard to understand why people are taken from us, but find comfort in knowing you were a special part of a well-lived life.  Know also that when the Lord calls our loved ones home, He leaves a gift of memories in exchange. 

Larry Donell Graves was born to the late Woodrow Atkins and Rosette Graves Atkins in Hampton County, South Carolina, May 18, 1960.  He went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 25, 2018, The New Jewish Home, New York, New York.

He was a graduate of Whatley High School, New York, New York. He was married to Polla Ann Aiken Graves. “Bo Gator” as he was affectionally referred to by family and friends was full of life. He was the life of any social gathering. He lit up a room with just his presence. He was a jokester that kept everyone laughing when he was present.  He had a special love for his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by: his father; seven uncles and four aunts.

He leaves his legacy to live on with his family as they celebrate his memories: mother, Rosette Graves Atkins, New York, NY; wife, Polla Ann Aiken Graves, Estill, SC; three daughters, Ieshia Williams, New York, Donnashia  Graves, Savannah, GA, and Toneshia Aiken, Estill, SC; grandchildren, Regan Graves and Keith Green, Jr., Savannah, GA; Zephyr Williams, New York, and JaKirah Aiken, Estill, SC;  sister, Brenda Wilson, Estill, SC; aunts, Earnestine Bulloch, Savannah, GA, Leala Taylor, Furman, SC, Shirley Ann Jackson, and Janie Bell Housey; great aunt, Bertha Williams, Savannah, GA; several nieces and nephew, host of cousins, and friends.


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July 27, 2018

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Martin's Funeral Home, LLC
161 Clark Avenue
Estill, SC 29918

Funeral Service
July 28, 2018

11:00 AM
Hampton District Two Auditorium
635 Fourth Street
Estill, SC 29918

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