DeEsta Allen Jones Graves, age 87, of Altus, passed away friday morning, October 27, 2017, at Hobart Living Center.
DeEsta was born in Carnegie, Oklahoma on October 19, 1930, to Joe and Simmie Allen. They moved the family to Jackson County in 1932.
DeEsta married Kenneth Lowell Jones on November 26, 1947. They had four children together, Johnnie Joe, Pamela Jean, Donnie Lee and Ronnie Lynn. DeEsta married Jack Graves on November 24, 1981.
DeEsta was a hair dresser at Simmie's Beauty Shop in downtown Altus, worked at the Gibson store in Altus, and worked behind the counter at Central Pharmacy in Altus for many years. She also taught Sunday school at the First Baptist and the Tabernacle Baptist churches.
DeEsta is survived by her children Johnnie and wife Opal, Pamela's husbands Tom Mosti and Ralph Lee,Donnie and wife Darla, and Ronnie and wife Lynda. Grandchildren Shanyn, Susan, Elizabeth, Rebekah, Chad, Christopher, Nathan and Brooke. Step children Jimmie Shelton, Robin Miller, Dee Ann Chatham, and Diane West. Numerous great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. DeEsta is also survived by step children Lynda Crandall, Jackie Rutledge, Carol Jumper and Sam Graves and many step grandchildren and great grandchildren.
DeEsta was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Jack Allen, sister Emma Allen, daughter Pamela Lee, husband Jack Graves, and husband Kenneth Jones, and step son Robert Graves.
DeEsta was a loving mother grandmother to all her children. She will live in our hearts forever.
Funeral Services are 2pm Wednesday November 1, 2017 at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Altus interment will follow at Altus City Cemetery.
Services have been entrusted to Lowell-Tims Funeral Home and Crematory, Altus, Oklahoma.