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Mary (Benn) Graham

February 16, 1936 ~ December 17, 2021 (age 85)

Obituary

Cheraw/Bennettsville 

 Mary Benn Graham passed away Friday, December 17, 2021. She was 85 years old.

Born February 16, 1936, in Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of the late John Kirker and Catherine Hutchison Benn. Mary moved to Cheraw, South Carolina in 1974. She resided there until May of this year when she moved to Bennettsville to receive additional care from her family. Mary was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Cheraw and also attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hartsville. She was a retired registered nurse with Sara Lee of Florence, SC. She enjoyed the beach, swimming, water aerobics, gardening, working in her flowers, and watching her hummingbirds. She loved spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents listed above; brother, John Wallace Benn; and sister, Carolyn Benn Hoffman.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory: son, James Allen Graham of Wallace, SC; daughters, Mary Ellen Graham-Harbage (Dusty) of Rickman, TN, Patricia Anne Graham of York, SC, Bonnie Graham Lewis (Tommy) of Bennettsville, SC, Sandra Jean Leppard (Dr. John) of Blowing Rock, NC, Diane Graham Mitchell (David) of Crossville, TN, and Debbie Graham Hunter (Jeff) of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Jeffrey Chad Lewis, Christopher A. Graham, Tabitha C. Hunter, John A. Leppard, Jr., Mary Alexis Leppard, Haley M. Mitchell, Shawn M. Mitchell, and Dillon M. Mitchell.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 269 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at www.bfhbennettsville.com.

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