Mrs. Margaret Jeanette “Nana” McGraw, age 87 of Summerville, passed away Thursday, November 09, 2017 at the Redmond Regional Medical Center. 


Mrs. McGraw was born in Sand Rock, Alabama on November 2, 1930, daughter of the late George Edward Helms and Orlean Moseley Helms.  She was a member of the Welcome Hill Baptist Church and prior to retirement, was employed in the weave room at Riegel Textile and was also personal care-giver and sitter.  She loved to cook, work in the garden and spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. McGraw was preceded in death by her brothers, Johnny Helms, Buddy Helms and George Helms; and a son-in-law, Max Reece.\


Mrs. McGraw is survived by her children, Chris McGraw, Susan Barnes, Kathy Reece; brother, Bobby Helms; sister, Gumelda (Carlton) Cargle; grandchildren, April Mitchell, Jimmy Reece, Jeremy Reece, Jenna Barnes and Ragen McGraw; great grandchildren, Abbey Mitchell, Judd Mitchell, Tayor Mitchell, Emma Reece and Olivia Reece; sisters-in-law, Peggy Helms and Nancy Helms; father of her children, Jimmy McGraw; and a number of nieces and nephews.


Funeral Services for Mrs. McGraw will be held Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in the Petitt Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Shores and Rev. Tom Russell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Green Hills Memory Gardens.


Pallbearers will be Dewayne Crabtree, Danny Helms, Mike Barnes, Marc Hogg, Danny Helms, Gary Witt, Mike Barnes, and Jeff Mitchell.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Patty Lou Barnes, Betty McCord, Annie Martin, Lisa Hall, the staff of Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the staff of the Harbin Dialysis Center.


Mrs. McGraw will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.


Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Margaret Jeanette “Nana” McGraw.  Please visit to sign our online guestbook and to post condolences.