Mr. Aubre Gene Grafton

Mr. Aubre Gene Grafton, age 83, loving husband and father, passed away peacefully at the home of his daughter in Ellijay on Monday, November 13, 2023.

Born January 21, 1940, he was the son of the late Joe P. Grafton Sr. and Jewell Ivester Grafton.  He married his precious wife, Laura Dooley Grafton on December 20,1958 and they celebrated 64 wonderful, loving years together. Aubre attended Old Toccoa Baptist Church during his youth and after marriage, he and Laura became long time faithful members at Sunnyside Baptist Church.  Aubre was affiliated with Grafton Building supply and owned and operated A. Grafton Construction Company.  He was a carpenter most of his life. Aubre also worked for the Stephens County Development Authority.  Aubre honorably served as Stephens County Clerk of Superior Court from 1989 until 2008.

Aubre is the proud father of two daughters, Lisa (Charles) Scott of Ellijay and Monica (Lindsey) Haralson of Hoschton.  He was also an adoring grandfather of Christina Scott Akins (David Bartlett) of Canton and James Aubre Haralson of Hoschton, as well as three great-grandchildren, Marissa Ivy Akins, Charles Levi Akins, and Veda Grace Bartlett.  Aubre also loved his bonus grands and great grands who would join the family, Ryan and Cory Haralson and Kaylee and Emma Deyton.  He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Linda (Michael) Whitfield, Roger (Donna) Grafton, Wayne (Karel) Grafton; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, C. W. Capes, Florence Grafton, Lynn Grafton, Mary Catherine Richards, Ben (Betty) Dooley, Fred (Mary) Dooley, and Lee (Woodson) McFarlin; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and a multitude of friends.

Aubre was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Laura Dooley Grafton, who passed away in May; brothers, J. P. Grafton, Jr., Phil Grafton, and Hal Grafton; sisters, Frances Capes, Elizabeth (Sid) Jarrett, and Mary (Bethel) Crunkleton; additional in-laws. Roy (Rachel) Dooley, Linda (Hoke) Blakely, Jack Richards.

The family will receive friends at the mortuary from 5pm – 8pm Thursday, November 16, 2023.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Friday, November 17,2023 at Sunnyside Baptist Church with Dr. Jesse Colbert and the Rev. Jerrell Beatty officiating.

Inurnment will be at Stephens Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at a later date.

Lindsey Haralson, James Haralson, David Bartlett, Levi Akins, Keith Grafton, Jason Grafton, and Scott Jarrett will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Paul Anderson Youth Home, P. O. Box 525 Vidalia, GA 30475 ( or to Sunnyside Baptist Church, 1154 Mize Road, Toccoa, GA 30577 or a charity of choice.

The family would like to give special thanks to Dee Dee Blakley, Wayne and Karel Grafton, Joy Cimino, Natasha Watkins, Willowbrook Hospice, and the Clary Care Center for the excellent care given to Aubre.

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