Christine Trotman Graves died quietly, surrounded by her family, on Feb. 22, 2011. She was born in Lumpkin, Ga., on March 29, 1926, to John T. and Ethel Bennett Trotman. She met Glen F. Graves while he was stationed at Ft. Benning, Ga.
They were married on Jan. 12, 1944, and moved to Roswell shortly after. Christine retired from civil service in 1984 after working for the Social Security Administration for 30 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Ted Trotman.
Christine is survived by Glen, her husband of 67 years; her brother Charles Trotman and wife Janet, of Roswell; one son Greg Graves, of Roswell; three daughters, Shelly Crouse and husband Robin, of Liberty, Mo., Kelly Amador and husband Joe, of Hobbs, and Krista Peltier and husband Mark, of Roswell; eight grandchildren, Brandon Crouse and wife Jeannie; Amanda Crouse Hartman and husband Eric, Joseff Amador and wife Sabrina, Joshua Amador, Kelsea Stokes and husband Brett, Katie Graves, Christopher Bishop and Walker Graves; and three great-grandchildren, Traven and Taylor Crouse and Madelyn Hartman.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Memory Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Gorton Smith Sr. of First United Methodist Church will officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome. com.