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BROWNVILLE JCT. - Henry R. Graves, 82, husband of the late Annie (MacLean) Graves died suddenly June 6, 2005, at a Bangor Hospital. He was born Jan 22, 1923, in Brownville Jct., the son of Harry P. and Elva M. (Steeves) Graves. He was a graduate of the Brownville Jct. High School, Class of 1940. Henry served during World War II in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946. He was the owner and operator of Graves Service Station, est. 1951, where his current position was fondly called "Chief Agitator". Henry enjoyed Card Party Night at the Brownville Jct. Alumni Assoc. Building and spending afternoons at his camp on Schoodic Lake.

He was a longtime member and trustee of the Brownville Jct. United Methodist Church and was a 58 year member of the Pleasant River Lodge No.164 AF & AM; both the York and Scottish Rites, the Anah Temple Shrine, Tri-County Shrine, the Northern Penobscot Shrine and a member and past patron of Echo Chapter No. 98 O.E.S. He was a member of the Bernard Jones American Legion Post No. 92 and the Brownville Jct. Alumni Association. Henry was a member of the Brownville Jct. Fire Dept. where he served as chief for 25 years. He served on the Brownville Budget Committee for many years. He was the first ever recipient of the Town of Brownville Citizen of the Year Award in 1972 and had the Town Report dedicated to him in 1987. He was also a member and past president of the Quarry Pines Housing Assoc. In addition to his wife he was predeceased by a sister, Argie Edgecomb.

He is survived by three sons, Roger and wife, Vicki Graves, Barrett and wife, Tina Graves, all of Brownville Jct., and Duane and wife, Renee Graves of Hermon; two sisters, Airel Strang of Attleboro, Mass., Eva Barron of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Scott, Amber. Danielle, Brianna, and Shannon Graves; several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call 5-8 p.m. Thursday June 9, 2005, at the Lary Funeral Home Milo where Masonic services will be said at 7:45 p.m. A celebration of Henry's life will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday June 10, 2005, at the Brownville Jct. United Methodist Church with the Rev Michelle St. Cyr, officiating. Relatives and friends are also invited to share memories and refreshments at the Brownville Jct. High School Alumni Building following the burial service, which will be in the family lot in Pinetree Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations to the Henry and Annie Graves Memorial Scholarship Fund care of B.J.H.S. Alumni Association P.O. Box 151, Brownville Jct., ME 04415

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