Thelma Wiseley Graham

December 17, 1918 ~ July 12, 2018 (age 99)

Thelma Graham, 99, of Rogers, Arkansas and lifelong resident of Northwest Arkansas passed away peacefully, July 12, 2018 at her residence.  She was born December 17, 1918 in Monte Ne, Arkansas to Ernest Wiseley and Naomi Belcher Wiseley.

She was a significant part of establishing the local women’s Democratic Party in Benton County.  She worked numerous political events and dedicated many hours of community service.  She enjoyed bowling,  fishing, dominoes and spending time with her family.    

She was a true artist and captured much of Northwest Arkansas’ history, to include downtown Rogers and Eden’s Bluff. 

She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Rogers and was a  Sunday School teacher. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, E. H. “Pete” Graham; daughter, Janice Graham McDaniel and one brother, Roy Wiseley. 

Thelma is survived by three grandchildren, Shari Carter Short and husband, Scott of Bentonville, AR, Pam Scruggs Hill and husband, Paul of Rogers, Scott Graham McDaniel of Pineville, MO; two great-grandchildren, Arissa Sanders and husband, Dave, Kaleb Hill;  one great-great grandchild,  Brantley Sanders; four treasured great-grandchildren by marriage,  Misty  Turner, Brittany Jones,  Stormy Short and Kate Short; and two nephews, Marvin and Tom Wiseley.

Funeral services will be at 10:00am, Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Stockdale-Moody Funeral Chapel in Rogers with Pastor Wes George officiating.   Burial will follow at Benton County Memorial Park Cemetery in Rogers.

Visitation will be from 9:00am until service time.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services of Rogers.  Words of comfort or memories may be shared at


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