Betty D. Graves

Betty Lou Dixon Graves, age 92, of Elizabeth City, NC (originally from Matthews, NC) died on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. Born in Gaston County, NC on April 2, 1929 to the late Thomas Bunyan Dixon and Mary Selena Randall Dixon, she served her country honorably in the U. S. Army. Ms. Betty loved God and her family and enjoyed reading and gardening.  Her friends were like extended family members.  

She is survived by her daughter Diana Fair-Marsh (Bobby) of Elizabeth City, NC; four grandchildren, Nicholas Fair (Anna), Aaron Fair (Amber), Benjamin Fair, Aimee Marsh (and many other “bonus” grandchildren); two great-grandchildren, Jordyn Fair, Aubry Fair (and many “bonus” great-grandchildren); and two nieces and two nephews that were more like younger siblings, Frances Cloninger, Thomas Holland, Patty Murphy and Randy Murphy.  She was predeceased by her siblings, Zona Holland, Juanita Murphy, Eugene Dixon and Fred B. Dixon. She was also predeceased by her first husband, Walter B. McGee.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Dallas, NC.  A visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2022 at Twiford Memorial Chapel.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is serving the Graves family.  Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at