Services for Joan Sharp Graham were held Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 2 p.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Stephens officiating.

Burial followed in Ocobla Cemetery in Neshoba County. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Graham, 63, of Philadelphia, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Neshoba County. She was retired as an assistant teacher from the Neshoba County school system. Mrs. Graham was a member of Ocobla Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Jill Graham Alexander and her husband, Lon F. Alexander of Hattiesburg and Nicole Graham Cox and her husband, William Clark Cox of Charlotte, N.C.; son, Dan Colby Graham of Madison; grandchildren, Caroline Dale Cox and Graham Christopher Alexander; mother, Eleanor Sharp of Philadelphia; sister, Sharon Sharp Eakes of Philadelphia; and brother, Devon Sharp of Philadelphia.

Mrs. Graham was preceded in death by her husband, Danny Dale Graham in 2002; father, Excell Sharp; and brother, Kendall Sharp.

Pallbearers were Billy Royce Fulton, Ralph Jenkins, Kent Warren, Stanley Stewart, Randy Watkins, and Myron Williams.