The Newnan Times-Herald


Virginia Kathryn McGraw Kees

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Feb. 20, 2019 - 4:08 PM

Virginia Kathryn McGraw Kees

The Newnan Times-Herald

Virginia Kathryn McGraw Kees, 91, of Atlanta and formerly of Decatur, Ga., passed on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Emory University Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born January 20, 1928 in Jacksonville Beach, Florida and was the daughter of the late Thomas Leon and Frances Watson McGraw. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William George Kees, Sr.

She lived most of her life in Decatur, Ga,. She served as an executive assistant in an accounting firm during her years of employment.

She was living at Kings Bridge Retirement at the time of her illness.

There will be a time of remembrance for her friends and family on Saturday, January 23 from 10-11:30 a.m. at King’s Bridge Retirement Center in the Pavilion Room, 3055 Briarcliff Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30329. She will be interred beside her mother later that day at Historic Melwood Cemetery in Stone Mountain, Ga.

She is survived by her sons, William George “Bill” Kees and his wife Lisa, Douglas “Doug” Kees and his wife Nicole Andrews-Kees. Her grandchildren are Alexandra Kees, Gabrielle Kees and John Kees. Also surviving are her siblings, Sammy Wallis and Annie Ventress.

It is suggested that those who wish to honor her life might do so by a memorial gift in her memory to Bridging the Gap Community Outreach, 19 First Avenue, Newnan GA 30263. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

McKoon Funeral Home, 770-253-4580.