In Memory

Tennie Bell Preston ('Auntie' Graham) - Class Of 1941

Tennie Bell Preston 'Auntie' Graham

April 11, 1924 - February 20, 2014

Tennie Bell Graham

Tulia, TX

Tennie Bell (Auntie) Graham, 89, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014. A funeral service will be at 11:00am Monday, February 24, 2014 at the First Baptist Church, Tuscola. Marci Grun officiating, burial will follow in the Tuscola Cemetery, directed by Fry~Bartlett Funeral Home, Tuscola. A visitation will be held on Sunday, February 23, from 5 to 7pm at the funeral home.

Tennie was born in Tuscola on April 11, 1924 to Kenneth and Emma (Moschek) Preston. She grew up in the Taylor county and Callahan county areas. She graduated from Clyde high school in 1941. She worked in and around Abilene until April 28, 1952. This is when she went to work as a bookkeeper at First State Bank in Tuscola. She spent the next 37 years working for First State Bank.

She married Edward Graham on June 23, 1957 in Tuscola. For the next 32 years she and Ed called Tuscola their home until his death in 1989. She moved to Tulia in 1992 to be closer to help and care for her mother, and to be closer to her family in the panhandle.

She is survived by her nephews Billy Paul Preston and wife Cindy of Tulia; Dennis Preston and wife Linda of Channing: great nephew Hayden Preston; great niece Paige Riedell and Husband Brian, and Bailey Preston.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother Kenneth Preston, Jr.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Tuscola Cemetery Association, P O Box 293, Tuscola, Tx 79562 or to the Alzheimer's Association 301 S Pioneer Dr Ste 105, Abilene, Tx 79605.

Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home

502 Kent Street

Tuscola, TX 79562

Published in Abilene Reporter-News on Feb. 23, 2014