Bishop William H. Graves dies at 83

Bishop William H. Graves dies at 83

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Bishop William H. Graves died Saturday after being hospitalized for several days.

He was the 42nd Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

Bishop Graves was the first African American to be on the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors.

A Brownsville, Tennessee native, Graves was also a former MLGW board member.

His funeral is set for Dec. 9.

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