By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Friday, April 29, Alabama lost one of its most influential young leaders when Alabama Education Association (AEA) associate executive director Dr. Gregory T. Graves was killed Friday night in an automobile accident in Russell County.
Gregory Graves was 41.
AEA said in a statement, “With a heavy heart, AEA President Sheila Remington deeply regrets to announce the untimely passing of AEA Associate Executive Director Dr. Gregory Graves. This is a tremendous loss for the AEA family. Please join us in extending our thoughts and prayers to Dr. Graves’ loved ones during this difficult time.”
In 2012 Graves, an attorney, replaced the retiring Joe Reed at AEA.
Arrangements were released for Dr. Graves by the family on Thursday.
The family of Dr. Gregory T. Graves wishes to inform you that funeral services for Dr. Graves will be held Saturday, May 7th, at 11:00 am at Community Congregational United Church of Christ, located at 3481 South Court St, Montgomery, AL 36105.
The Family Hour will be held Friday, May 6th, from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm at Ross Clayton Funeral Home, located at 1412 Adams Ave, Montgomery AL 36104. Dr. Graves’ body will lie in repose and can be viewed by the public from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm prior to the family hour.
The family of Dr. Graves has requested in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to the Tai Jewel Graves Scholarship Fund which has been established by the National Education Association in honor of his daughter. Information concerning this scholarship and contributions may be found at the following link:
If you prefer to contribute by check, please make it payable to the NEA Foundation, note that it is for the Tai Jewel Graves Scholarship Fund, and send it to the NEA Foundation at 1201 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036.
The family of Dr. Graves wishes to “Thank” everyone for the outpouring of support and kindness during this difficult time and asks that you keep them in your prayers.