The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

January 16, 2013



TARBORO — WILMINGTON — Graham Patrick Hoard, 28 years old, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Swansboro, N.C. He was born August 17, 1984 in Rocky Mount, N.C.

Graham is survived by his father and stepmother, Tom and Sue Hoard; mother and stepfather, Terry and Thomas Henson; sister, Brandyn; brothers, John Hoard, Dennis Hoard, Alexander Henson; three nieces; four nephews; a multitude of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and his companion, Keisha Burgess.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Pine Valley Baptist Church with Pastor Chuck Love officiating. Prior to the service, the family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall from 1 p.m. until the service hour.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Graham’s memory to The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, 900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, N.C., 28449, Attn: Angie Leary.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements under the direction of Andrews Valley Chapel.