Allen Graves passed away peacefully at Stewton House in Louth after bravely battling a long illness.
Born and educated in Louth, son of local nurseryman and florist William Graves (deceased), Allen initially worked for the family business, before taking over when his father passed away.
Allen spent the last 20 years of his working life at LinPac in Louth before retiring at age 65.
Allen is survived by his wife Pauline, son Carl and daughter Andrea and six grandchildren.
The service was conducted by Reverend Nick Brown and held at St Michael and All Angels Church, Louth, on Monday January 5, 2015
Arrangements conducted by Lincolnshire Co-operative Funeral Services
Family members in attendance were: Pauline Graves – wife, Carl and Andrea Graves – son and daughter in law, Andrea and David Cave – daughter and son in law, Rhianne Graves – granddaughter, Morgan Graves- grandson, Daniel Jaines and Sean Cullingford, Jean and Ted Broughton – sister and brother in law (also representing Paul and Julie Broughton), Pam Cox – sister, Judy Needley – sister (also representing Lee Sizer), Carol Murray – sister, Emma Murray – niece, Nicola Murray - niece, Tina Grantham – niece, Nick Montgomery – nephew, Pip and Jane Sweetman, Ken and Lisa Gray, Mrs Brenda Foster (also representing The Foster Family), Mr James Needley (also representing Mrs Charlotte Clarke and family), Mrs Barbara Chester, Ms Rachael Chester, Mrs Janet Scott (also representing the staff at Lloyds Bank), Mrs Tracey Bennett, Mr Alex Murray, Mr Dave Jackson (also representing Mrs Heather Jackson), Mr David and Mrs Sue Coxon, Mr David and Mrs Ruby Montgomery, Mr Mark and Mrs Elaine Christian, Mrs Marion Dixon, Mrs Karen Archer (also representing Stewton House), Ms Jane Wright (also representing Stewton House), Mrs Zara Bourne-Meredith, Mr Neil and Mrs Ann Stanley, Mr Cedric Blackbourne (also representing Mrs Vera Blackbourne), Mr Stan and Mrs Pauline Larter, Mrs Karen Jaines.