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Kathryn Bragg Graybill

January 3, 1946 - December 10, 2021

Kathryn Bragg Graybill, 75, of Lynchburg, VA, died peacefully Friday, December 10, 2021 at her residence.  She was the loving wife of Roger Graybill for 38 years.

Born January 3rd 1946 in Richmond VA, Kathryn was a daughter of the late Gordon Hugh and Margaret Wirt Bragg of Appomattox VA.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son Gordon Smith and daughter-in-law Kristin, a sister Margaret Ann Swisher and brother-in-law John, a sister Patty Branch and brother-in-law Sam, three grandchildren who she cherished with all her heart, Nathan, Ryan, and Owen Smith, a sister-in-law Josephine Wells whom she thought of and called her “sis”, a brother-in-law Kevin Tucker, a brother-in-law Jeff Tucker, and her extensive family at the law firm of Caskie & Frost where she had worked as a paralegal for over 47 years.

Kathy would travel as often as possible to see her grand babies in California, and her love of the water had her traveling often to Nags Head, Virginia Beach, and her home away from home near Deltaville Virginia.

Kathy was a devoted, caring, and loving wife to her husband Roger, and loved her family, her work family, and friends dearly.  She was always cheerful, happy, caring, and always a “glass half full” person who will be greatly missed by us all.

The family would like to thank Centra Hospice for their loving care during her illness.

The family will receive friends starting at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory.  Following this at 7:00 PM there will be a celebration of Kathryn’s life at the Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory’s chapel with Rev. Duane Gregory.

Memorial contributions may be sent to The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, The Blue Ridge Pregnancy center, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family, (434) 237-9424.

Click here to view Kathy’s memorial tribute video.

The family will receive friends starting at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory.  Following this at 7:00 PM there will be a celebration of Kathryn's life at the Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory’s Chapel.

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I Moved to Appomattox in 1959, seventh grade, and the first person I met was Kathy Bragg. We shared a desk. During the next few years we shared a wonderful friendship. I didn’t see her much after we graduated, xx as I moved away, but every time I asked about her I got glowing reports about what a wonderful person she was. Rest in peace my friend Kathy, and know you will be loved and missed.

Posted by Tommy Moore on December 16, 2021

Dear Roger and family. Kathy was just one of the best friends I ever had. Such a true friend. Whenever I think of the times we shared at Caskie & Frost, I smile. I laughed more during those years than I think I have in my entire life. Just fun, fun, fun. Kathy was a caring friend as well. She was always there for me whenever I had any type of problems. I loved her laugh. It was infectious. She was a prankster as anyone knows. She was constantly providing entertainment for the entire law firm with her high jinx !! I know you will miss her sorely. When I think of her I always think of Lucille Ball, because she was just that funny. May the love of God comfort you in this time of grief. Patricia Ellington Brads

Posted by Patricia Brads on December 15, 2021

Roger -- Our condolences on the passing of your loving wife, Kathy. We are sorry that we will not be able to attend her celebration of life, but wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and your family during this time. With Deepest Sympathy, Dave & Gloria

Posted by Dave & Gloria Cushman on December 15, 2021

Condolences to Roger & family. I worked with Kathy at CaskieFrost for 17 years & she was as you know special. She will be sorely missed by all who knew & loved her. Judge Perrow

Posted by Mosby G Perrow III on December 14, 2021

Patty, I was sorry to see the passing of Kathy. I wish you and your extended family many blessings during this time.

Posted by Betsy Jones Ballowe on December 13, 2021

Kathy was a wonderful lady and a lot of fun, with a great sense of humor. She also had a refreshing child-like wonder of the world. I still remember her playing hide-and-seek with Jack (the cat) many years ago at my parents' house. I was amazed that Jack was able to play the game and even more amazed that Kathy made the discovery. Over the years, our family shared many great memories with Kathy. She will be sorely missed.

Posted by Jeff Tucker on December 12, 2021

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