On Friday, April 11, 2014 Mr. Wallace L. Grafton passed away and joined the love of his life of 54 years, Billie Jean “Jennie” Grafton. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Pisgah Baptist Church in Bernice, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Kenneth Nutt. Interment will be held at Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery in Bernice, LA under direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Farmerville.
Mr. Grafton was born on October 31, 1933 in Bernice. He loved quail hunting and crappie fishing. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the Korean Conflict. He was a longterm employee of Claiborne Gas Company. He is preceded in death by his wife Billie Jean Grafton, parents, John Walter and Alsie Grafton, brother, Teddy L. Grafton, sisters, Melba Fowler, “Nokie” Griffin, and Maxine Barrett.
He is survived by his son Travis Grafton and wife Janet; grandchildren, Rhiannon Massery and husband Kevin; Jarad Grafton and girlfriend Stephanie Willoughby; great-grandchildren, Kiahlee, Kaleb, and Bella; sisters, Rubye Taylor, and Johnnie Griffin; brothers, Billy Grafton, and Bobby Grafton; special niece, Donna Walton, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 14, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Pisgah Baptist Church.
The family wishes to give a special thank you to the staff of Professional Hospice Care of Ruston.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Pallbearers will be Charles Taylor, Gerald Taylor, John Griffin, Kevin Massery, Ben Walton, and Brian Walton.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Tony Walton and Kevin Henry.