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Joseph Harold DeGraff

Mr. Joseph Harold DeGraff, 94, passed away December 14, 2020, at Cone Hospital, Greensboro, North Carolina, due to Covid 19. He was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, July 27, 1926. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty T. DeGraff and his parents Hugh L. DeGraff, Sr. and Rosie K. DeGraff; siblings, Mary D. Anglin, Hugh L. DeGraff, Jr., Edwin W. DeGraff, Billy A. DeGraff and Jacquline D. Ardinger. Harold is survived by his children; Judy D. Williams (Bobby), David H. DeGraff, Kathy D. Morrow, and Joseph L. DeGraff (LouAnn). He is also survived by two sisters; Edith D. Thornett and Helen D. Phillips (Austin) and three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Harold was a retired WWII Navy Veteran and a retired postal worker. He was a faithful member of Sharon Baptist Church and a devoted husband, father and grandfather. A memorial service for Harold will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sharon Baptist Church, 3540 Iron Works Road, Reidsville, North Carolina, 27320.

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Uncle Harold was the kindest, most gentle man I knew. No matter when I had the pleasure of seeing him he would always give me a hug along with a smile. His smile was so soothing as it reminded me of my Dad, his brother. His loss is huge for this family and we all will miss him. To Judy, David, Kathy and Joseph please know we all feel your loss and will miss him dearly. May we all find comfort in knowing he is with the love of his life, our wonderful Aunt Betty. In family love, Mary Anne/Jess and Bill Ham

Mary Anne D. Ham Feb 2 2021 6:54 PM

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LOIS CLARK Jan 9 2021 8:01 AM

I have had to wait a little while before I could write anything on his wall. Harold you were the last brother that I had and you have left Helen and I back here on earth by ourselves. You have lived longer than any of the eight siblings so far. The only one who outlived us was Grannie. I want you to know that I loved you very much and there were great times when you helped me out. I will never forget your kindness and your love for all of us. You have a great family who will miss you and their Mother for a long time. I know that you are in Heaven and walking those golden streets. You have many people up there with you. Papa, Daddy, Jacqueline, Mother, Hugh jr., Mary, Edwin, Billy, and your precious wife Betty was waiting for you to arrive. Just know that you will be greatly missed by all of us, but the day will come when those you left behind will join you. You are at Peace my dear Brother and I love and miss you.

Edith Thornett his Sister Jan 1 2021 2:04 PM

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Kim Stone Dec 23 2020 8:29 AM

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Irvene Stone Dec 21 2020 11:47 AM

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CAROLYN HAILEY Dec 19 2020 8:22 PM

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Alice Setliff Dec 19 2020 12:29 PM

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Frances Cain Dec 18 2020 8:34 PM

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Richard Williams Sr. Dec 18 2020 6:43 PM

Harold was a great father-in-law and an outstanding person. He would go the last mile for you and ask no questions. I am very sure that he and his wife (Betty) are already together and are enjoying the House of the Lord.( May they rest in peace)

Richard Williams Sr. Dec 18 2020 6:26 PM

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