Flora Belle's Story
Flora Belle Howard Graham, 99, of Cullman passed May 20, 2017, away at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. May 23, at the Cullman City Cemetery. There will not be any viewing or visitation at the funeral home.
Flora was born June 30, 1917, in the Baldwin community of Cullman County. She grew up on a farm with a loving family. She married her husband, Norman, on May 17, 1941, just weeks before he entered the Army during World War II. After her husband was discharged from the Army, they moved back to Cullman and would become pioneers in the local poultry industry. They provided eggs to Winn-Dixie stores, bakeries and restaurants in Birmingham in the 1950s through the 1970s. After retiring from farming, Flora and Norman sold their Trimble Road farm to the City of Cullman, which later became Industrial Park III.
Flora was active in the First United Methodist Church, Cub Scout Den Mother, PTA, Young at Heart Club and Cullman Regional Medical Center Auxiliary (pink ladies). She also enjoyed traveling, family gatherings, cooking, quilt making, reading and a competitive game of Rook.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman S. Graham; parents, Emma Anne Quattlebaum and Robert Glenn Howard; sisters, Carrie Parker, Audrey Pedlow, Mattie Oden and Bernice Bynum; brothers, Bolden Howard, Hugh Howard and Dave Howard.
Survivors include sons, Stanley Wayne (Donna) Graham and Michael James (Dwynell) Graham; grandchildren, Laura Graham, Justin Graham, Maggie Graham, Mikey (Lindsey) Graham, Chris Graham and Matt (Catherine) Graham.
Special thanks to caregivers, Elizabeth Waldrop, Patsy Walls, Caitlyn Waddell, Starla Metcalfe and Betsy Echazabal.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Society of St. Andrews, 3383 Sweet Hollow Road, Big Island, VA 24526-8517; or to your favorite charity.
Arrangements by Moss Service Funeral Home.
Published on May 22, 2017