Ernest Eugene "Ernie" McGraw
- December 12, 1934 - July 27, 2012
- Spartanburg, South Carolina
of Ernest's Passing
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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
1 of 22 | Posted by: Rachel Marett - Gaffney, SC
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family during this time.
2 of 22 | Posted by: Chip Miller - Concord, NC
“We are so sorry to hear about Ernie. I regret I was unable to attend services today but enjoyed my last visit with him at the nursing home several...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Larry and Katie Stevens - SC
“You are in my thoughts and prayers.
4 of 22 | Posted by: Amy Mullins - Spartanburg, SC
“Ernie (Gene) was a special cousin. We grew up together in Arkwright, just down the street from each other. We had many family nights together over...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Mary Jo Ivey - Ocala, FL - cousin
“Gina - I am so sorry to learn of the death of your Dad. I lost my Dad a few years ago so I know the grief you are feeling now. Time will ease...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Polly Coleman - Greenville, SC
“Thinking of you during this difficult time and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Ernie was a great friend and he will be missed.
7 of 22 | Posted by: Rudolph and JoAnn Ashmore - Greer, SC
“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May the Lord give you strength and provide you peace in the days to come.
8 of 22 | Posted by: Beth Kitchens - Inman
“My prayers are with you at this time.
9 of 22 | Posted by: Debbie Fisher
“I got to know Ernie in 1966 while I was working in the Savannah Box plant. I visited the Spartanburg plant in early 1967 in preparing to become Plant...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Bill Thompson - Knoxville, TN
“Ernie was only in my life for a few short years, but I came to love and adore him as one of favorite people in this wonderful God Given world. I am...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Susan Herman - Spartanburg, SC
“I worked with Ernie for many, many years at Union Camp. We were also fishing buddies. He will be missed.
My sincere sympathy to Frances and the...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: JE Fowler - Spartanburg, SC
One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Susan Adams - Duncan, SC
“my sympathy to family.
14 of 22 | Posted by: william johnson - lafayette, LA
“Ernie was Jay's suite mate at Rose Crest. He was always friendly, sharing goodies and stories. We also became acquainted with Frances who...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Jay and BettyJane Adams - Enoree, SC
“Ernie and I where team mates on the American Legion baseball team. He was a good ballplaryer, My paryers goes out to the family of Gene. Gene is the...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Bobby G. Millwood - Lincoln, NE
“Ernie we will all miss you always being able to put a smile on our face no matter what kind of day we were having. You will be forever missed
17 of 22 | Posted by: jessica lavender - inman , SC
“Frances and family, we share your sorrow. I always looked forward to my visits to Spartanburg with Union Camp. Ernie typified the good people
that...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Jim Smith - Dawsonville, , GA
“We rode motorcycles together back in the '70's and I worked with him at Union-Camp in the mid-90's. I always enjoyed Ernie's sense of humor. He will...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Wayne Horton - Chesnee, SC
“Ernie was one of my closest friends.My family loved Ernie dearly.I worked with him 15 years.Played golf everyday at Greer. My heart breaks for...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Ron Schaffer - Inman, SC - Friend
“There are no words we could use that would express our sorrow for the loss of Ernie. Frances, Gina, Lisa and the rest of the family, our thoughts...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: John and Ellen Bagwell - SC
“My thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this time.
So sorry for your loss. It is heavens gain.
22 of 22 | Posted by: Barbara Drennan - Drayton, SC
Ernest Eugene "Ernie" McGraw, 77, of Spartanburg, died Friday, July 27, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born December 12, 1934, in Spartanburg County, he was the son of the late Paul E. and Marie Mabry McGraw. He retired from Union Camp (now International Paper) with over 30 years of service and was a member of El Bethel United Methodist Church, the Walt Forrester Sunday School Class, American Legion Post 28, Hejaz Shrine Temple, Cherokee Springs Masonic Lodge, and Greer Country Club. Ernie was an avid baseball fan, played American Legion baseball from 1950-51, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Sarah Frances Jones McGraw; daughters, Gina M. Sill of Duncan, SC, Lisa M. Williams and husband Tracy of Inman, SC, and Donna Streetman of Clinton, SC; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 11:00 AM-12:30 PM on Monday, July 30, 2012, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 PM in the Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Jack A. Caldwell and the Rev. C. E. "Smoke" Kanipe, Jr. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to El Bethel United Methodist Church, 320 South Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306; or to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.
Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel