Ray Nell Graden was born April 21, 1923 and passed from this world on August 20, 2008.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Saturday, August 23, 2008 in the chapel of Dorman Funeral Home followed by burial at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange, Texas. Officiating will be the Rev. Jeff Bell of the Calvary Baptist Church in Port Acres, Texas. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 PM to 9PM on Friday at the funeral home.

She was predeceased by her husband, George “Pod” Graden, her daughter and son, June Capello and Roger Bryan. She leaves to mourn her passing her daughter and son-in-law, Dean & Judy Bennett as well as her other daughter Janis Bales, and a sister, Mrs. Billie Mercer. In addition, by grandchildren Wendy and husband Jody Breaux, Lynette Bryan, Tamara Bryan, Terri Blanchard, Vicky Capello, John Keith and wife Paula Capello, Tony Capello, Cory Capello and wife Michelle, Erin Capello, Shelly McWilliams, and Eric Bales. She will also be missed by her numerous great and great great grandchildren.

Ray Nell Graden was born in the Nacogdoches area and was a resident of Orange for 52 years. During that time, she owned several businesses in the Orange community. She most enjoyed spending time with her grand children and their families as well as playing bingo at the American Legion and the VFW.

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