Ludie Elizabeth Mitchell Graham, 87, of the St. James community, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Columbus Regional Healthcare in Whiteville. She was the daughter of the late Haywood and Vera Young Mitchell and the widow of Lee Graham. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Ludie Darlene Graham Jernigan; four step-children, Maurice Graham, Benjamin Graham, David Graham and Gilbert Graham; and 10 siblings, Alton Mitchell, Cleo Mitchell, Ludwell Mitchell, Samuel D. Mitchell, Daniel Edward Mitchell, Autry Dean Mitchell, Tassie M. Graham, Doris Young, Artha Bass and Janie M. Owens.
Final rites were held Sunday, July 24 at Mt. Sinai Holiness Church with Pastor Michael Jacobs and Rev. Kevin Strickland officiating. Interment followed in the St. James Memorial Cemetery. Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn handled the arrangements.
She is survived by five daughters, Judell G. Moore, Kathie Graham, Frankie G. Boone and Colene Graham, all of Lake Waccamaw, Dora Jacobs of Holly Springs; three sons, Earlon Mitchell of Council, Lenell Graham of Lake Waccamaw and Lacie Graham of Lumberton; two sisters, Judy M. Bass of Roseboro and Jane M. Bright of Lake Waccamaw; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.