Katherine Macey “Bebe” Graham, born May 1, 1935 passed away Tuesday April 9, 2019 at the age of 83. She was the daughter of Reece Macey and Margaret Witherspoon Macey and stepdaughter of James S. Tupper of Nashville, Tn. She was preceded in death by son James Tupper Graham, daughter Mary Katherine Graham, husband Robert G. “Bob” Graham and brother John Witherspoon Macey. She is survived by son Robert Gilmer “Gil” Graham, III (Michelle), grandsons Robert G. Graham, IV and Briggs Davis Graham, nephews Overton Lea, Randal McGavock Lea (Trisha), John Witherspoon Macey (Cheryl), and nieces Graham Lea Jackson (Bob), Mari-Margaret Macey Clausen (Clause), and numerous great nephews and nieces.
Bebe was a graduate of Harpeth Hall High School, Sweetbriar College in Va., Belmont, and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. where she majored in French. She was active in Junior League in Nashville, the Garden Club in Fort Payne, and volunteered her time to numerous charitable organizations. Married in 1958, Bebe was a loving and supporting wife of Bob for over 60 years. She was an excellent mother to her children. Initially residing in Nashville, Bebe and Bob moved to Fort Payne, Alabama in 1981, where they lived the remainder of their lives.
Bebe was a member of First Presbyterian Church on Franklin Road in Nashville and First Presbyterian Church in Fort Payne. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to First Presbyterian Church, or New Beacon Hospice of Gadsden.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee with burial following in Mt. Olivett Cemetery.
Wilson Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.